Ryan Patrick Smith

Poet

Saint Louis, MO

Author's Bio

Ryan Patrick Smith received his BA in English from Transylvania University and his MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Discovery Poetry Contest, and his chapbook manuscript has been a finalist in the DIAGRAM contest from New Michigan Press and Black River Contest from Black Lawrence Press. His poems appear in the Kenyon Review, DIAGRAM, Boston Review, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. Currently, he teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at Lindenwood University.

Publications & Prizes

Chapbook:
The Death Metal Pastorals (Black Lawrence Press, 2019)
Journals:
Birdfeast
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Feelings
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Kenyon Review
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Prizes won: 

2015 Boston Review Poetry Contest - Runner Up, 2015 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Contest - Semifinalist, Best New Poets 2012 and 2013 - nominated

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
KY
Kentucky
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Last update: Jun 15, 2018