Christine Tierney wants you to know she has three kidneys, and that it’s okay to ask her how and why. Her debut collection of poetry, chicken+lowercase=fleur, is available at Lily Poetry Review Books. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, a Pushcart Prize, and the Best New Poets Anthology, and has been published in Fourteen Hills, Poet Lore, PMS, The Tusculum Review, Permafrost, Sugar House Review and many other fab places. Hailing from Boston, she lives with her wicked cool drummer husband, and works as an afterschool director where she encourages kids to embrace their weirdness. She has a BA in film from Emerson College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Writing Program. Christine is a funk and disco lover, as well as a wannabe comedian/photographer/pastry chef.