Brian Teare is the author of four books of poetry: Companion Grasses (forthcoming 2013, Omnidawn), Pleasure (Ahsahta, 2010), Sight Map (University of California, 2009), and The Room Where I Was Born (University of Wisconsin). His poems and lyric essays have been anthologized in Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande, 2006), Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry (Autumn House, 2007), My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (University of Wisconsin, 2009), Encyclopedia Vol. 2, F-K (Encyclomedia, 2010), and Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos, 2011).
In 2000, Teare received an M.F.A. in poetry from Indiana University, and subsequently studied poetry and poetics at Stanford University as a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow from 2000-2002. His research begins at the intersection of poetics, American and environmental studies, queer theory, and comparative theology, and spans U.S. poetry from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. His critical essays and reviews have appeared in Boston Review, English Language Notes, St. Mark's Poetry Project Journal, Poetry Flash, Lambda Book Report, and How2, as well as in At the Barriers: The Poetry of Thom Gunn (University of Chicago, 2009) and This-World Company: On the Poetry of Jean Valentine (University of Michigan, 2012).
Teare was a 2003 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and has received a Lambda Literary Award, a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry, a Chalsty Foundation Award, the Brittingham Prize, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry from the Publishing Triangle. He has been a writing fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, and a research fellow in the creative and performing arts at the American Antiquarian Society. In 2008 he founded Albion Books, a one-man micropress dedicated to experimental writing and specializing in limited edition handbound chapbooks, letterpressed broadsides and print ephemera.