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the author

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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. In 2022, she earned her Doctorate in Education in Assessment, Learning, & Student Success from Middle Tennessee State University, where she teaches full time as a lecturer for English and Women & Gender Studies. Bryanna's debut poetry collection Skin Splitting was published in September 2017 from the award winning press, Finishing Line. On this site, discover links to her writing, book blurbs, and 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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