Bryana Joy

Poet

Abilene, TX 79606

Author's Bio

Bryana’s poems have been published in a number of literary journals and she is the recipient of several poetry prizes, including, a 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize and the grand prize in the 2013 Utmost Christian Writers' contest. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Having Decided to Stay, was released with Ethandune Publishing in 2012. Among other things, Bryana loves G.K. Chesterton, rain, acrylics, J.S. Bach, educational theory, Emily Dickinson, political science and children. She writes over at bryanajohnson.com about literature, the good life, and the World’s Great Lover.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
A Bird Black as the Sun (Green Poet Press, 2011)
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Dan River Anthology (Dan River Press, 2003)
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MOTA 3: Courage Anthology (Triple Tree Publishing, 2003)
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Stories of the Wild (Murie Center, 2001)
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WPFW 89.5 Poetry Anthology: The Poet and the Poem (WPFW, 2000)
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Poetry & Prose: An Anthology of writers of Jefferson & Berkeley Counties (Four Seasons Books, 1998)
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Odd Angles of Heaven: Contemporary Poetry by People of Faith (Harold Shaw Publishing, 1994)
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Poetry from the Amicus Journal (Tioga Publishing Company, 1990)
Books:
Science And (FutureCycle Press, 2014)
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Habitat: Stories of Bent Realism (Del Sol Press, 2013)
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The Lost Ones (Del Sol Press, 2012)
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Narthex and other stories by H.D. (Book Thug, 2011)
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Cosmographia - a post-Lucretian faux micro-epic (Book Thug, 2010)
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22 Skidoo / SubTractions (Book Thug, 2009)
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Bridge of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009)
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Mall-hopping with the Great I AM, poems (Somondoco Press, 2006)
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Okie Chronicles (David Robert Books, 2005)
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Soul Cavalcade (Coral Press, 2005)
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The Novice Mourner (Bear Star Press, 2005)
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Stereopticon (David Robert Books, 2004)
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To day --- Minutes only (Goats & Compasses Press, 2004)
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Cutting Time (Coral Press, 2003)
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Dislocations in Crystal (Coach House, 2003)
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Life Inside: A Memoir (Washington Square Press, 2003)
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Embalming Mom (University of Iowa Press, 2002)
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Saunter (University of Georgia Press, 2002)
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Autobiography of So-and-So (New Issues Press, 2001)
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Greatest Hits: 1981-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2001)
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Pink Cadillac (Coral Press, 2001)
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Finding It (Mille Grazie Press, 2000)
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Playing in Traffic (Founder's Hill Press, 2000)
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The Sting Rays (Electron Press, 2000)
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Guilty as Charged (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1999)
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Learning By Heart (University of Iowa Press, 1999)
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Between Ourselves (Backwoods Broadsides, 1997)
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The Best of Cream City Rev (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Press, 1997)
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Zen Yentas in Bondage (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1997)
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New Poems of the River Spirits (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996)
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A Calendar of Worship & Other Poems (Plane Bucket Press, 1995)
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Iterations of the Diagonal (Shuffaloff Books, 1995)
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Embracing the Fall (Plain View Press, 1994)
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Postmortem (University of Georgia Press, 1994)
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Cutting Stone (Houghton Mifflin, 1992)
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Shepherdstown Historic Firsts (Four Seasons Books, 1992)
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College Handbook of Creative Writing (Harcourt Brace, 1991)
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These Are My Shoes (Boz, 1991)
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The Dream Givers (Lake Shore Publishing, 1990)
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Noah's Daughter (University of Western Florida, 1988)
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The Panhandler (University of Western Florida, 1988)
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The Way to Heron Mountain, Poems (Night Tree Press, Rome, NY, 1986)
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The Game (Scribner, 1973)
Journals:
ABZ #1
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Agenda
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Ally
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Antietam Review
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Art/Life Limited Editions
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Askew Poetry
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Atlanta Review
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Atlantic Monthly
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Colorado Quarterly
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Emerge Literary Journal
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Fiction Network
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Georgetown Review
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Half Tones to Jubilee
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House Organ
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McCall's
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Media & Methods
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Mississippi Review
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Mississippi Valley Review
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Mother Jones
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Nebraska Review
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Negative Capability
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Noah's Daughter
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Omni
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Parnassus
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Potomac Review
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Provincetown Arts
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Quantum Poetry Magazine
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Quarry West
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Reconfigurations
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Rivendell
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Ruminate
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San Francisco Bay Guardian
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Snake Nation Review
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Solo
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The Armchair Aesthete
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The Bridge
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The Dos Passos Review
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The Griffin
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The Mayo Review
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The New Yorker
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The Other Side
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Timber Creek Review
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Ultramar Literatura
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Woman Poet
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Writer's Almanac
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Yankee Magazine
Performances:
Beyond Baroque (2011)
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Cobalt Cafe (2011)
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SoapBox Poets (2011)
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Writer's Row (2011)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
Christian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
Turkey
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Last update: May 16, 2019