the author

BRYANNA LICCIARDI resists the question, "Where are you from?" She has lived all over the country — California, Texas, Michigan, Massachusetts, Louisiana — and currently resides just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2011, she received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Austin Peay State University and, in 2014, her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Emerson College. Currently, she is doctoral student at Middle Tennessee State University, where she also works as an academic advisor and an English instructor. Bryanna's debut collection Skin Splitting was published in September 2017 from the award winning press, Finishing Line. Click here to read author blurbs and discover purchasing opportunities. Across the board, Bryanna writes poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, essays, educational lessons, and articles.  While this site showcases her publications, read below for a list of her most recent literary and professional accomplishments.

Photograph by William & Allison Grainger

Photograph by William Grainger

Writing Profiles

Poets & Writers and The Blue Nib



Poetry Editor

Redivider Journal 

Boston, MA



Educational Lesson Writer




Editorial Intern / Marketing Assistant

Vestal Review

Boston, MA



Graduate Assistant Writing Tutor

Emerson College

Boston, MA



Red Mud Review

Clarksville, TN

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