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Orchid Tierney

2019 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Charles Bernstein
"Materials Poetics: Landfills and Waste Management in Contemporary Literature and Media"

Assistant Professor, Kenyon College

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, new media theory, digital humanities, waste studies 

2014-2017 Poetry & Poetics Reading Group Coordinator 



Brachiation. Dunedin: GumTree Press, 2012.

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

 Earsay. TrollThread, 2016.


Courses Taught

summer 2018

summer 2017

fall 2016

ENGL 200.304 Poetry in a Digital Culture  

spring 2015

ENGL 104.410 The Twentieth Century