• Website:
  • Office Hours:

    by appointment
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • Composition, Literature (Poetics), Creative Writing
  • Department:

    • English and University Composition Program
  • Education:

    • MFA Poetry, Colorado State U.
    • MPhil English - Creative Writing, Trinity College, Dublin
    • BA Violin Performance & English - Creative Writing, Northwestern U.


Bryce M. O’Tierney is a queer, multidisciplinary teaching-artist and scholar from Anchorage, Alaska. Her work as musician, poet, and dancer explores inheritance and desire, as exchanges between: the nonverbal and verbal, human and greater-than-human, improvised and composed. Additional lines of inquiry include: womanhood and mental health.

Bryce teaches College Composition (CO150), Intro to Poetry (E240), and Intro to Creative Writing (E210). Embodiment, collaboration, play, and focused listening guide Bryce's approach in the classroom. If not in Eddy, she can be found in UCA, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Bryce’s poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland ReviewTupelo Quarterly, RHINO Poetry, and Anchorage Daily News. She was a Semifinalist for Iron Horse Literary Review’s National Poetry Month 2022 issue, and a poet-participant at Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop 2022.

Bryce is a classically trained violinist who composes, records, and performs in touring duo maeve & quinn ( with her twin, Maris (commissions with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, Poetry Foundation, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Anchorage Symphony). Described as “anything but ordinary” by the Chicago Tribune, maeve & quinn's latest album release is Another Door.

Bryce holds an MFA in Poetry from Colorado State U.; prior degrees with honors from Northwestern University (student of Frank Almond) and Trinity College, Dublin. She plays a 1985 Guarneri model by Chicago luthier Augustino Napoli.