Tiana Clark

Tiana Clark is a Pushcart Prize nominee and recent recipient of the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. She is living, performing, and teaching poetry in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a first-year MFA student in poetry at Vanderbilt University where she is the Writer In Residence for the East and Memorial houses, and a Poetry Reader for Nashville Review, an online literary arts journal. Tiana serves on the board for a local non-profit literary center, The Porch Writer's Collective. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Best New Poets 2015, The Adroit Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Southern Indiana Review and elsewhere.


“I return to my birthplace with a focus on breath. / It’s easier to inhale the California landscape.”