Allison Cobb and Brian Teare: A poetry reading

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

Brian Teare and Allison Cobb

Sponsored by the Penn Creative Writing Program and by the Anthropocene & Animal Studies and the Poetry & Poetics Working Groups.

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, the American Antiquarian Society, 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.

ALLISON COBB is the author of After We All Died (Ahsahta Press); Plastic: an autobiography (Essay Press EP series); Born2 (Chax Press); and Green-Wood, originally published by Factory School with a new edition in 2018 from Nightboat Books. Cobb’s work combines historical and scientific research, essay, and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology. She was a 2018 finalist for the Oregon Book Award; a 2015 finalist for the National Poetry Series; a 2015 Djerassi Resident Artist; and a 2014 Playa Resident Artist; she also received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission and was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. Cobb works for the Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she co-hosts The Switch reading, art, and performance series.

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