Sight Map and National Poetry Month

Sightmap As part of its National Poetry Month celebration, The Academy of American Poets featured Brian Teare's poem Long after Hopkins as Monday's poem of the day.

Brian Teare's poems are described by D.A. Powell as "turning the lyric on its ear," and by Rick Barot as "splendid and dirty prayers, fierce accomplishments in our disorienting times". Teare has received Stegner, National Endowment for the Arts, and MacDowell Colony poetry fellowships. Long after Hopkins appears in his book Sight Map, one of the newest works in the UC Press New California Poetry series.

Edited by Robert Hass, Calvin Bedient, Brenda Hillman, and Forrest Gander, the New California Poetry series presents works by emerging and established poets that reflect UC Press's commitment to innovative and aesthetically wide-ranging literary traditions. Other recent volumes are David Lau's Virgil and the Mountain Cat and Keith Waldrop's Transcendental Studies.

Learn more about National Poetry Month, and read Brian Teare's poem Long after Hopkins, here.