Ryan Patrick Smith

Ryan Patrick Smith

Ryan Patrick Smith holds a BA in English from Transylvania University and MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. His poetry, runner-up in the 2015 Boston Review Poetry Contest and semifinalist in the 2015 Discovery Poetry Contest, appears or is forthcoming in the Boston Review, Salt Hill, Architrave Press, and elsewhere.

May/June 2017

Augury

By Ryan Patrick Smith

    Hear the starlings, reader in your dark-red car. The starlings hear the dwindle. They hear the service station’s bluepumps rasp,     the grease trucks filling up behind a neighboring diner,see every […]

May/June 2017

Escape from Milam Landfill

By Ryan Patrick Smith

    What’s manna, what’s milk. What’s demonic to a mountain, the Illinois trash-mound chronic     with sourness & leak. Nothing fell on you like preservingsnow. Nothing petrified your leftovers. No container evaded […]