Lissa Kiernan is the founding director of the Poetry Barn and the author of Glass Needles & Goose Quills (winner, 2019 Independent Book Awards) and Two Faint Lines in the Violet, (finalist, 2014 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year and Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book by an Independent Press). Her individual poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine and an MA from The New School. She lives by the spillway of the Ashokan Reservoir.