BRIAN TEARE & HANNAH ENSOR

April 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Poets Brian Teare and Hannah Ensor will read from their poetry. Brian Teare will read from Doomstead Days, published by Nightboat Books. “Near the end of this beautiful, various, terrifying book we meet the Anthropocene with its singular wide sex and it is, in Brian Teare’s description, 'biospheric,' implying that it’s all of us, just as God or God’s monster is all of us.”―C.S. Giscombe

Teare is the author of Companion Grasses, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven.  His honors include Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle Awards, and fellowships from the NEA, the Pew Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, 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.

Hannah Ensor will read from her book of poems, Love Dream With Television, published by Noemi Press. “Her busy observational intake can be chilling or quotidian—tracking what the eleven Arizona electors decide to do anyway or what it looks like “being white watching Friends”—and what she processes of it and returns into the world is galvanized and keen, radiant and human.” —Brian Blanchfield

Ensor’s poems, essays, and reviews, deal with topics of pop culture, sports, and mass media. She was a co-author of the poetry chapbook at the intersection of 3, and associate co-editor of the contemporary sports lit anthology Bodies Built for Game.  She is a co-editor of textsound.org, a contributing poetry editor for DIAGRAM, and has served as president of the board of directors of Casa Libre en la Solana, and Literary Director at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She now manages the Hopwood Awards Program at the University of Michigan. She lives in Ypsilanti.