Brian Teare's ecopoetic picks

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 BornSight 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