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Ryan Patrick Smith

Ryan Patrick Smith was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, raised in an old house that was sometimes invaded by snakes, and received his BA in English from Transylvania University and his MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Currently, he lives in St. Louis with his girlfriend and a beagle mix named Hudson and teaches writing at area colleges. His work was the runner-up for the 2015 Boston Review Poetry Contest, semi-finalist for the 2015 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and was twice awarded the Graduate Poetry Prize from the UM-St. Louis MFA program. His poems appear in Salt Hill, DIALOGIST, Architrave, and elsewhere.

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