Bryana was home-educated using the methods of British educator Charlotte Mason and grew up in a home where thousands of books lined the walls. Her childhood was filled with imaginative adventures inspired by rich literature and powerful stories and she derives great joy from studying the classics and sharing their ongoing relevance in fresh ways.

Her favorite authors include W.S. Merwin, C.S. Lewis, Alfred Lord Tennyson, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Charles Dickens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Naomi Shihab Nye, e.e. cummings, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Gerard Manley Hopkins

Bryana holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Hardin-Simmons University and has been writing and publishing since she was in high school.

Selected Poems From Online Publications:

Bryana's full-length collection of early poetry (Having Decided To Stay, 2012) is available here.

Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the following publications:

  • Chestnut Review
  • 8 Poems
  • Beloit Poetry Journal
  • Silk + Smoke
  • Red Rock Review
  • The Christian Century
  • The Mark Literary Review
  • Dust Poetry Magazine
  • The Sunlight Press
  • Fathom Mag
  • Foundling House
  • Cultivating 
  • The Ekphrastic Review
  • The Corral
  • Dappled Things
  • Grey Sparrow Press
  • Ruminate Magazine
  • Emerge Literary Journal
  • Quantum Poetry Magazine
  • The Mayo Review
  • Adroit Journal
  • The Montucky Review
  • Assisi: A Journal of Arts and Letters
  • Time of Singing
  • The Boston Literary Magazine

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