"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’s debut full collection To Keep Him Hidden (Salmon, 2018), winner of the 2018 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award, was a finalist for the May Swenson Prize, the New Issues Prize, the Crab Orchard Series, the MVP Prize from New Rivers Press, and—selected by Robert Pinsky—the Dorset Prize.
His poems have appeared in a number of magazines, including The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and on National Public Radio. His chapbook, Distant Engines (Backwaters Press, 2006), won a Weldon Kees Award and spent time on the Poetry Foundation’s contemporary best-seller list.
He’s received the Greensboro Review’s Robert Watson Poetry Prize, 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 has been a finalist or nominee for numerous other honors, including the Pushcart Prize.
Ryan is associate professor, a member of the Honors faculty and Chair of the English Department at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.