Ryan R. Collins

ryancRyan Collins has worked as a video store clerk, magazine lackey/editor, political canvasser, special education paraprofessional, writing consultant, copy writer, adjunct instructor, arts administrator, and haberdasher. His work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary; Another Chicago Magazine;Asymptote; Black Clock; Columbia Poetry Review; DIAGRAM; Forklift, Ohio; Handsome; PEN Poetry Series; Third Coast; Verse Daily; and many other places. He is Executive Director of the Midwest Writing Center and curator of the SPECTRA Poetry reading Series in Rock Island, IL, where he lives. His first solo poetry collection, A New American Field Guide & Song Book, was published by H_NGM_N Books.

Ryan’s 918studio Work:

Where the Wind Bends Backwards

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