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Tisa Bryant

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Tisa Bryant (born in 1966)[1] is a writer and critic.[2] She is the Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at California Institute of the Arts.[3][4] Bryant is a hybrid writer,[5][6][7][8] whose first book of literary non-fiction,[9] Unexplained Presences (Leon Works, 2007)[10][11][12][13][14][15] has received international praise.[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25] Bryant earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University (2004).[26] She is a member of the Dark Room Collective for African American Poets.[27][28][29][30][31][32]

She is the author of the chapbook Tzimmes (A+Bend Press, 2000).[33][34][35] Bryant is the co-editor of the series, The Encyclopedia Project.[36][37][38][39][40] She also edited War Diaries[41] published by AIDS Project Los Angeles & the Global Forum on MSM and HIV.[42]


Bryant earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University (2004).[26]

Notable Works[edit]

Unexplained Presences (Leon Works, 2007) received praise for Bryant's modification of peripheral African-American characters in major films, literature and visual arts into three dimensional beings.[43]


  1. Holliday, Laurel (2014-02-04). Children of the Dream: Our Own Stories Growing Up Black in America. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781476775340. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. "Animal Shelter 3". SEMIOTEXT(E). 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  3. "2018 Faculty & Fellows". imagetextithaca.com. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  4. "Week 3 Faculty". magazine.naropa.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  5. "Trouble in Mind... But I Won't Be Blue Always - Hammer Museum". The Hammer Museum. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  6. "VIDA Reads with Writers — Tisa Bryant! | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts". www.vidaweb.org. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  7. "I Love Dick: Four Women Writers on Hybrid Storytelling". visionsandvoices.usc.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  8. Cuevas, T. Jackie (2018-03-28). Post-Borderlandia: Chicana Literature and Gender Variant Critique. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813594545. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  9. "Tisa Bryant | Jacket2". jacket2.org. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  10. "Tisa Bryant | Small Press Traffic Videos". www.smallpresstraffic.org. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  11. "Tisa Bryant - BinderCon". BinderCon. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  12. "The People: Douglas Kearney & Tisa Bryant Ep. 31 – Insert Blanc Press". Insert Blanc Press. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  13. "Ordinary People Book Series: Unexplained Presence with Tisa Bryant". The New York Public Library. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  14. "Fiction Book Review: Unexplained Presence by Tisa Bryant, Author . Leon Works $15.95 (159p) ISBN 978-0-9765820-1-4". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  15. "Unexplained presence / Tisa Bryant. - Princeton University Library Catalog". catalog.princeton.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  16. "The Hybridized Writings of Tisa Bryant". KCET. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  17. "Last Words: Tisa Bryant, UNEXPLAINED PRESENCE - [PANK]". [PANK]. 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  18. "Notable Los Angeles: 10/30–11/5". The Rumpus.net. 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  19. "Dismantling White Supremacy Among US Poets". Hyperallergic. 2016-01-25. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  20. "PennSound: Tisa Bryant". writing.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  21. "The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto". KQED. 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  22. Friedman, Stan. "Rachel Levitsky and Tisa Bryant (Alerts HOW2)". www.asu.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  23. Post-screening Q&A with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy: "Set it Off" by Hammer Museum, retrieved 2018-07-21
  24. "TISA BRYANT AND ERNEST HARDY — CONVERSATION AND SCREENING : PARIS-LA". www.paris-la.com. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  25. Nace, Nicholas; Altieri, Charles (2017-10-15). The Fate of Difficulty in the Poetry of Our Time. Northwestern University Press. ISBN 9780810136076. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Brown Alumni Magazine - Hey, Britannica!". www.brownalumnimagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  27. "Harriet: Tisa Bryant". Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2018-07-20. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  28. "BathHouse Journal " BathHouse In Dialogue: Radicalism & Black Aesthetics (With Tisa Bryant and Douglas Kearney)". www.bhjournal.net. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  29. "Tisa Bryant (Tzimmes) | Mosaic Literary Magazine". mosaicmagazine.org. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  30. "The Living Writers Reading Series: Tisa Bryant - The Humanities Institute". The Humanities Institute. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  31. ajpyatt (2017-08-18). "Trouble in Mind… But I Won't Be Blue Always | Black Cultural Events". Black Cultural Events. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  32. Kohlhaase, Bill. "Write club: The Dark Room Collective puts poetry in focus". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  33. "Tisa Bryant - The Poetry Project". The Poetry Project. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  34. "a+bend press". www.durationpress.com. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  35. Nielsen, Aldon Lynn; Ramey, Lauri (2015-06-15). What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 9780817358006. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  36. "Tisa Bryant". Lannan Foundation. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  37. "School of Prince". Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  38. "Encyclopedia Project". encyclopediaproject.net. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  39. Depository, Book. "Encyclopedia Volume 2, F-K : Tisa Bryant : 9780977344314". www.bookdepository.com. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  40. Singer, Margot; Walker, Nicole (2013-03-14). Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. ISBN 9781441195265. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  41. Lowrey, Sassafras (2011-08-17). "'War Diaries' edited by Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  42. www.bibliopolis.com. "War Diaries by Tisa Bryant, Ernest Hardy on Bolerium Books". Bolerium Books. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  43. "Lost & Found: Aisha Sabatini Sloan on Tisa Bryant | Tin House". Tin House. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2018-07-25.

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