Ryan Van Winkle

Ryan Van Winkle
Ryan Van Winkle
Ryan Van Winkle

Biography

Summary

Ryan Van Winkle, a practiced podcaster who produced podcasts for the SPL for seven years, is a member of Highlight Arts and has organized festivals and translation workshops in Syria, Pakistan and Iraq. His second collection, The Good Dark, won the 2015 Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year award.

Full Biography

Ryan Van Winkle was Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries following a successful run as the Scottish Poetry Library’s first-ever Reader in Residence. A practiced podcaster, he presented and produced podcasts for the SPL for seven years, as well as recording podcasts for the Scottish Book Trust. He also presented his own podcast series, Culture Laser.

Tomorrow, We Will Live Here was published by Salt in 2010 and won the Crashaw Prize. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Poetry New Zealand, Gutter, Poetry Scotland, New Writing Scotland, The Prairie Schooner, Scotland on Sunday, Northwords Now, and in Carcanet’s 2010 Oxford Anthology of New Poets

His poetry / theatre experiment Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel was performed at the  Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012 and at the Battersea Arts Centre, The Melbourne Fringe, and in the Room for London at the London Literature Festival in 2013.

As a member of Highlight Arts Van Winkle has organized festivals and translation workshops in Syria, Pakistan and Iraq and has co-edited two anthologies: This Room is Waiting: poems from Iraq & Britain (Freight, 2014) and A Change in the Light: poems from Glasgow & Lahore (Sang-e-Meel, 2016).
He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship in 2012 and a residency at The Studios of Key West in 2015.

His second collection The Good Dark was published by Penned in the Margins, and won the 2015 Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year award.

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Tomorrow, We Shall Live Here (Norfolk: Salt, 2010)
The Good Dark (London: Penned in the Margins, 2015)

Other Useful Info

In addition to producing podcasts for the SPL, Ryan Van Winkle also runs a series of cultural podcasts, Culture Laser.

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