Poet & Writer

Bryan Byrdlong

Freestylin' since 93' / Chicago Raised / L.A. Based


Bryan Byrdlong is a Black poet from Chicago, Illinois. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Helen Zell Writers Program. He has been published in Guernica Magazine, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry Magazine, among others. Bryan received a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at USC in Los Angeles.

Photo by Argel Rojo, Courtesy of Los Angeles Performance Practice

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