Lissa Kiernan

Lissa Kiernan's first poetry collection Two Faint Lines in the Violet (Negative Capability Press, 2014) was a Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award finalist, as well as a finalist for the Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book by an Independent Press. Kiernan holds an MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine, and an MA in Media Studies from The New School.  She is the founding director of Poetry Barn, a literary center in West Hurley New York, sponsoring workshops, readings, craft talks, and book arts for all ages. Her first book of prose, Glass Needles & Goose Quills: Elementary Lessons in Atomic Properties, Nuclear Families, and Radical Poetics (Haley’s), is forthcoming.

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