Doomstead Days (Paperback)
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WINNER of the 2020 FOUR QUARTETS PRIZE
LONGLISTED for the 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN POETRY
FINALIST for the the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
FINALIST for the KINGSLEY TUFTS POETRY AWARDDoomstead Days is a lyrical series of experiments in embodied ecological consciousness. Drafted on foot, these site-specific poems document rivers, cities, forests, oil spills, mountains, and apocalyptic visions. They encounter refineries and urban watersheds, megafauna and industrial toxins, each encounter intertwining ordinary life and ongoing environmental crisis. Days pass: wartime days, days of love and sex, sixth extinction days, days of chronic illness, all of them doomstead days. Through these poems, we experience the pleasure and pain of being a body during global climate change.
About the Author
Brian Teare is the author of six critically acclaimed books, most recently Doomstead Days, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry, and Companion Grasses, which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. His honors include a Lambda Literary Award and fellowships from the NEA, the Pew Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. An Associate Professor at Temple University, he lives in South Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.