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:

  • The Boston Literary Magazine
  • Time of Singing
  • Assisi: A Journal of Arts and Letters
  • The Montucky Review
  • Adroit Journal
  • The Mayo Review
  • Quantum Poetry Magazine
  • Emerge Literary Journal
  • Ruminate Magazine
  • Grey Sparrow Press
  • Dappled Things
  • The Corral
  • The Ekphrastic Review
  • Cultivating 
  • Foundling House

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