Bryana Joy


Author's Bio

Bryana Joy is a writer, poet, and painter who works full-time sending illustrated snail mail letters all over the world. She has lived in Turkey, East Texas, and England, and currently resides with her husband in the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania. She writes about her travels, her sometimes-complicated relationship with God, her childhood in Turkey, and the loosed splendor of winged things—especially shorebirds. Bryana particularly enjoys helping new writers explore the magic and complexity of language, and began hosting online poetry workshop courses in early 2021. She has a thing for thunderstorms, loose-leaf tea, green countrysides, and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Find her online at

Publications & Prizes

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Emerge Literary Journal
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Mark Literary Review
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Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts
Quantum Poetry Magazine
Red Rock Review
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The Christian Century
The Mayo Review
The Sunlight Press
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Personal Favorites

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W.S. Merwin, C.S. Lewis, Aracelis Girmay, Alfred Lord Tennyson, George MacDonald, Anne Brontë, George Eliot, G.K. Chesterton, James Baldwin, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Charles Dickens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Naomi Shihab Nye, e.e. cummings, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Last update: Jun 30, 2021