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The Reading Room

RE@DS: Brian Teare & Rocket Caleshu

October 24, 2014; 5:30 p.m.

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the American Antiquarian Society. He’s the author of four critically acclaimed books: The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda Award–winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, one of Slate’s best poetry books of 2013 and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. An assistant professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Rocket Caleshu, born in San Francisco in 1984, is an M.F.A. candidate in creative writing in the Critical Studies Department at the California Institute of the Arts. Rocket is also a letterpress printer and book artist, and received an A.B. from Brown University in Africana Studies.