Tree Riesener

Location Philadelphia
Occupation Poet and fiction writer

About Me

Tree Riesener has published poetry and short fiction in numerous literary magazines. Her achievements include three first prizes for the Short-Short Story and the Literary Short Story at the Philadelphia Writers Conference, Finalist for Black Lawrence Press's Hudson Prize, Finalist in PANK magazine's Fiction Chapbook Contest, Best of Wigleaf 2009 (Honorable Mention), Semi-Finalist in the Pablo Neruda Competition, three short stories staged in the Writing Aloud productions of InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia, a Hawthornden International Writing Fellowship, two Pushcart nominations, and the William Van Wert Fiction Award. She is the author of three poetry collections, Inscapes, Angel Poison and Liminalog. Her website is and she blogs at

I realize the above isn't really about me. It's just a publishing bio but I'll add to this site after I get started.


Why do you write?

In progress!

Any favorite authors? Books?

In progress!

Tree Riesener's Wall

Barry Friesen – Feb 22, 2010

Yes, "missed contact," Tree. Good way to put it. I'm more of a joymonger than a melancholy-fiend, though. Any intense emotion a story can evoke, yes?

Cynthia Reeser – Jan 18, 2010

Welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group! Thanks for joining.

sara t. – Jan 18, 2010

Hi Tree, thanx for your comments on my piece "Road Lessons". I appreciate them. However, this piece wasnt about rage at all, but rather finding the good in an inconvenient situation. But youre comments got me thinking, maybe it is time i express my rage about other things in a new piece. Look out for it here!

Darryl Price – Jan 09, 2010


Heather Fowler – Jan 07, 2010

Hi Tree! :) xo

Tree Riesener – Jan 05, 2010

Thank you all! This looks like a vital place to hang out and read!

Sam Rasnake – Jan 05, 2010

Hey, Tree, good to find you here.

Susan Tepper – Jan 05, 2010

I second that (from Miles)

Miles Tepper – Jan 05, 2010

Hi Tree, good to have you here!

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