Author: Teare, Brian
Publisher: Nightboat Books
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 AWARDDoomstead 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.