Virtual and Live Poetry Reading: “Welcome to Philadelphia!” Wednesday March 23, 2022 at 7pm EST (4pm PST)

Looking forward to a marathon reading with contributors to Welcome to Philadelphia, a new poetry anthology from Moonstone Press celebrating the 2022 AWP Conference in Philadelphia. I’m honored that the editor, Larry Robins, included my poem “It Starts with Hemingway.”

Here is the link to register for the zoom event:

The reading will be held live at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. With inspiring words, dozens of poets, and plenty of beer, the event is sure to be a blast.

Here is more information from the Moonstone website:

The Poet’s Garage Pod

Just for fun and to celebrate the launch of my poetry collection, The Poet’s Garage, from Unsolicited Press, here’s a brief podcast of the title poem.

Based on a true story, the poem tells how we learned there was another Terry Tierney, a suspected felon, living in Lincoln, Nebraska when we moved there. My arrival aroused several official computers. The police and the social services department thought I lied about my quiet life as a graduate student supported by my tolerant, librarian wife.

Ironically, when I wasn’t distracted by writing poetry in Lincoln, I was working on my dissertation about William Makepeace Thackeray and his various protagonists as doubles of himself. Those doubles have much less contrast with one another than me and my apparent double.

The cover of The Poet’s Garage depicts the poem, complete with pools of grease where lines have spilled, the cardboard box of active verbs, and the files of proper nouns. As in the poem, the poet has eluded arrest, so far.

Reading the Poet’s Garage

The Poet’s Garage is available from Unsolicited Press, Powell’s, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other retailers. You can also support your local bookstore by searching for them on Indiebound.