MFA, Creative Writing/Poetry, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MA, English, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
BA, English Writing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • “My Mother as Walden Pond,” F(r)iction Literary Journal (an imprint of Brink Literacy Project), 2020 
  • “A Rise Beyond Wanting,” Cordella Magazine, Rebellion, 2020  
  • “Volta,” Other Terrain Journal, Australia, 2017 
  • “My Mother as Walden Pond” and “Diaspora in F Major,” Backstory, Australia, 2017
  • “Wild Fennel,” “My Father’s Remains,” “Raspberries,” “Near the Ocean’s Edge” and “After Singing Midnight Mass,” Poethead, Ireland, 2017 
  • “Pantoum for My Mother,” Mslexia, UK, 2017 
  • “Starving with Bobby Sands,” The Stinging Fly, Ireland, 2017 
  • “Finding My Bearings in Picasso’s Blue Period” and “White Girl’s Sonnet for Barack Obama,” And Other Poems, UK, 2016 

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Professional Memberships

  • Academy of American Poets 
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs 

“I am proud to be an alumna of Carlow’s amazing MFA in Creative Writing program and grateful to be a part of Carlow’s wonderful community.” — Tess Barry

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