Ryan Vine

Ryan VineRyan Vine’s  poems have appeared widely.  His chapbook, Distant Engines, won a Weldon Kees Award from The Backwaters Press; the Greensboro Review awarded his work the Robert Watson Poetry Prize; and his new manuscript, Shiv, was a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award from Utah State University Press.  He has new poems in The American Poetry Review and Ploughshares, and his criticism occasionally appears in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  He teaches in Duluth, MN, where he is the Rose Warner Assistant Professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica.

Vine’s poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac.

For more information, visit the author’s personal website.

Profile on Ryan Vine by the Star Tribune.

Books by Ryan Vine for the Backwaters Press

Distant Engines Distant Engines by Ryan Vine

Author: Ryan Vine
Format: Paperback, 48 pages
ISBN: 0976523167
Published: April 2006

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Awards for Distant Engines

The Weldon Kees Award, 2005

Critical Praise for Ryan Vine’s Distant Engines

Ryan Vine’s poems are precisely expressed and precisely envisioned. His ear and eye are first rate.  In addition, the poems are a pleasure to read, often a rarity these days. Distant Engines is a wonderful beginning.
Stephen Dobyns – Author of Best Words, Best Order

Ryan Vine has localized many of the distances our lives traverse; his words lead us back to an unfaced reality. To Ward, the poet’s persona hero, these to-ward directions bear both in- and outward, confronting himself with himself. Readers will find their way in these arrivals.
Bill Knott – Author of Stigmata Errata Etcetera

These poems take us to a world unlike any other: a world of bonfires, kazoos, shortwave, and a tragi-comic character named Ward. Ryan Vine’s work is lively, tough and wise, and Distant Engines marks the debut of an important poet.
John Skoyles – Author of The Situation

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