Leah Tieger

Leah Tieger

lives in Dallas with her dog and her neighbor’s errant chickens, and she resides in a small house with more windows than walls. She is a graduate of Bennington College—where she received an Academy of American Poets Prize—and she is working toward her master’s degree at the University of North Texas. Tieger completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2016, and she wants to remain there like a stowaway on a transatlantic ship. Instead she helms a different boat, serving as cofounder and producer of the Looped poetry series, which has been hosted at the Nasher Sculpture Center and is sponsored by WordSpace, Dallas’s largest literary nonprofit.

We and She, You and Then, You Again

Finishing Line Press, 2017



In this shifting corporeal landscape, decay and regrowth work in tandem to cultivate a rich and complicated understanding of desire.

—Rochelle Hurt


Reading these poems is an act of profound opening; prepare to be unfastened, unraveled and, most generously of all, unburdened.

—Joe Milazzo