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Orchid Tierney


Fisher-Bennett Hall 238

Office Hours

Mon. 12:30-2:30

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English and History (University of Otago, New Zealand, 2001)

Master of Creative Writing (University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2010)

Master of Arts, English (University of Otago, 2013)

Master of Arts (University of Pennsylvania, 2014)


Primary Interests

20th/21st century poetry and poetics, multimedia, new media theory, technoculture 

2014-2015 Poetry & Poetics Reading Group Coordinator 



Brachiation. Dunedin: GumTree Press, 2012.

The World in Small Parts. Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2012.




Poetry and Poetics

Courses Taught

spring 2015

ENGL 104.410 The Twentieth Century