Brian Tierney


Author's Bio

Brian Tierney is the author of Rise and Float, winner of The 20-2021 Jake Adam York Prize (Milkweed, forthcoming 2022). He was born in Morristown, NJ, and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His poetry and prose have appeared in or are forthcoming in: Paris Review, Kenyon Review, AGNI, NER, The Adroit Journal, and others. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and a graduate of the Bennington College MFA Writing Seminars, he is winner of the 2018 George Bogin Memorial Award from The Poetry Society of America. He currently lives in Oakland, Ca., where he teaches poetry at The Writing Salon.

Publications & Prizes

Best New Poets (Samovar Press, 2013)
Prizes won: 

PSA's George Bogin Memorial Award (2018);

Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry (2014-2016)


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Morristown, NJ
New Jersey
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Philadelphia, PA
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Last update: Mar 29, 2021