Black Lawrence Press

Ryan Patrick Smith

Ryan Patrick Smith is a poet whose work has previously appeared in the Kenyon Review, Boston Review, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He is an associate editor for Boulevard Magazine and teaches in the MFA in Writing program of Lindenwood University. A Kentucky native, he has lived in Lexington, Kentucky and St. Louis, Missouri; right now, he resides with his spouse in Connecticut. The Death Metal Pastorals is his debut chapbook.

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