Acclaimed Poet Brian Teare kicks off National Poetry Month April 2 at Colorado State University

Acclaimed poet Brian Teare will kick off National Poetry Month from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Colorado State University’s Morgan Library Room 203.

Teare will be reading from recent work that began in collaboration with book artists; "Pilgrim" and "Transcendental Grammar Crown," two works that became letterpress/handmade books. He also will read from a new project.

After the reading, guests are invited to view a special collections exhibit on the art of bookmaking and letterpress printing.

Teare’s first book, "The Room Where I Was Born," was winner of the 2003 Brittingham Prize and the 2004 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. Two new books are forthcoming: "Sight Map" and "Pleasure."

Teare lives, teaches and makes books by hand in San Francisco. He is also the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and MacDowell Colony and a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.

The event, hosted by Colorado State University Libraries, is free and open to the campus community and public.

For more information about the event contact Jane Barber at (970) 491-5712 or

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