Lissa Kiernan’s first book of prose, Glass Needles & Goose Quills, won the Nautilus Prize for lyric prose and the Independent Book Awards prize in the cross-genre category.
Her first collection of poetry, Two Faint Lines in the Violet, was a finalist for the Indiefab Book of the Year and Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book by an Independent Press.
She is the founding director of The Poetry Barn, a literary arts space that houses an independent poetry library and sponsors workshops, readings, and retreats.
An enthusiastic collaborator and multimedia artist, Lissa has created a soundtrack for filmmaker Othniel Smith, and narrated her poems for video artist Marc Neys and composer James Johnston.
She lives in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains adjacent to the Ashokan Reservoir with her husband, Chris and a fluctuating number of felines.