Brian Tierney

Brian Tierney is the author of Rise and Float, which was selected by Randall Mann as the winner of the 20-2021 Jake Adam York Prize. His poetry and prose have appeared in or are forthcoming in Paris Review, AGNI, Kenyon Review, NER, The Adroit Journal, and others. A graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, he is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford and winner of The Poetry Society of America’s 2018 George Bogin Memorial Award. He grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and currently lives in Oakland, CA, where he teaches poetry at The Writing Salon.

Books by Brian Tierney

Brian Tierney

Chosen by Randall Mann as a winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, Rise and Float depicts the journey of a poet working—remarkably, miraculously—to make our most profound, private wounds visible on the page.

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