From the Stacks is a regular series on the Poetry Center Blog in which we solicit authors to wander our library and choose books that have been important to them and/or that they recommend. This week's writer is Brian Teare.
A 2015 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the American Antiquarian Society. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books—The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda Award-winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. His fifth book is The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven (Ahsahta, 2015). An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in South Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.
Well Then There Now by Juliana Spahr
from Unincorporated Territory by Craig Santos Perez
Scavenger Loop by David Baker
Expressway by Sina Queyras
Birds of Tifft by Jonathan Skinner
Green-Wood by Allison Cobb
Black Nature: Four Generations of African American Nature Poetry edited by Camille Dungy
We Come Elemental by Tamiko Beyer
Hello, the Roses by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Undercurrent by Rita Wong
Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane
Practical Water by Brenda Hillman
City Ecologue by Ed Roberson
Ocean Power: Poems From The Desert by Ofelia Zepeda