Having Decided to Stay: Collected Poems

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Award-winning poet Bryana Johnson writes in her first full-length collection of poetry,

I want my ink to do happy dances,
to careen across the pages staggering
like a drunken fellow, giddy
on moonshine or sunset.
-FOUND

and the words that she has strung together in this winsome compilation do just that. Having Decided to Stay is an exploration in verse of G.K. Chesterton’s assertion that, “gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Its 40 poems present the colossal wonders of human existence with elegant and startling cadence. Bryana embraces both free verse and fixed forms, and her language sings regardless of the pattern she employs. Drawing from classical literature, popular culture, personal experience and the awe of the untamed wild, these poems were spun out of the spilling over of an overwhelmed heart. The poet earnestly entreats the reader to lean in and become transfixed.

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Bryana Johnson is an award-winning poet and writer with more passions than she can pursue. Her work has appeared in a number of literary publications, including, The Boston Literary Magazine, Adroit Journal, Assisi, Time of Singing, and The Mayo Review. She is the recipient of several prizes in international poetry contests.

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"This collection is a feast, and it goes to show that although God said 'not many wise are called,' a few do get through."
- Andrée Seu Peterson, Senior Writer, WORLD Magazine

"Bryana Johnson's first collection of poetry establishes her as a Christian poet who communicates the gutsy, bleeding beat of life and death...restoring our confidence that there are poets who labor over the word, and who have something to say that the world needs to hear."
- Nathan Harms, Director, Utmost Christian Writers Foundation

"These poems are works of elegance...In a voice both compassionate and compelling, Bryana presents her readers with works that examine what it means to be human and how our very faults and foibles can, in the end, become instruments of grace." 
- Wendy Galgan, editor of Assisi

"...a promising debut and already a considerable achievement. Bryana's "trembly-fingered" poems bound and careen with both honesty and joy. They are equally in love with great books and the wild world..."
- John Savoie, Ph.D. Yale, Professor, Southern Illinois University

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