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 AWARD

Doomstead 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 five critically acclaimed books, most recently Companion Grasses, which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven. His sixth book, Doomstead Days, will be out from Nightboat Books in 2019. 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781643620022
ISBN-10: 1643620029
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019
Pages: 176
Language: English