"Vine proves himself a raconteur ... in control of his craft ... a fine writer ... whose work attains melodic, honorable engagement with a variety of challenges."   —The Rumpus

Ryan Vine is the author of To Keep Him Hidden (Salmon, 2018; 2nd ed. 2019), winner of the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award; the Weldon Kees Award-winning chapbook Distant Engines (Backwaters Press, 2006); and the chapbook WARD, forthcoming from Texas Review Press.

His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Rumpus, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and on National Public Radio's The Writer's Almanac.


His honors include the Greensboro Review’s Robert Watson Poetry Prize, three McKnight/ARAC Career Development Grants, an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and he has been a finalist or nominee for numerous others, including—selected by Robert Pinsky—the Dorset Prize.

Ryan is a member of the Honors faculty and professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.