My first manuscript, Fevers Of A Minor Fire, named a finalist for the 2019 National Poetry Series!
PSA's George Bogin Memorial Award, 2018:
“I admire the energetic drive in this set of poems. The language in these poems is hardened, vibrant, self-assured, rhythmic, and there is a careful consideration of sound, of alliteration, of syllabic configuration. . . . [W]hile writing about imperialism, race, citizenship, police violence, the removal of one's rights, labor or "the syntax of conscience," Tierney powerfully investigates how we relate to ourselves and our communities amid the traumas that are on display, and the traumas that leave gaps and absences in those dreams that cannot be saved.”
— Citation by Daniel Borzutzky (full announcement here)
“Conversations With Contributors: Brian Tierney” (The Adroit Journal)
“Morning In Galilee” included in Frontier Poetry’s “Exceptional Poetry From Around The Web: Nov. 2017”