Ryan has received numerous prizes for poetry, including a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has taught at such institutions as the University of Iowa (where he was an editor of The Iowa Review), Southern Methodist University, Goddard College, Warren Wilson College, and the University of California-Irvine, where he has been a Professor of English and Creative Writing since 1990.
(Poetry Foundation, 2011)
Threats instead of Trees. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1974.
In Winter. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1981.
God Hunger. New York: Viking Penguin, 1989.
New and Selected Poems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Secret Life: An Autobiography. New York: Pantheon Books, 1995.
A Difficult Grace: On Poets, Poetry, and Writing. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2000.
Baby B. St. Paul, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2004.
Poems By MICHAEL RYAN
More poems by Michael Ryan (33 poems)
- An Old Story
- County Fair
- Girls’ Middle School Orchestra
- Hard Times
- I Had A Tapeworm
- In Winter
- Letters from an Institution
- The Black Hole
- The Ditch
- The Great Dark
- The Others
- The Past
- The Use of Poetry
- To Tell You the Truth
- Waking at Night
- When I Was Conceived
- Where I’ll Be Good
- Winter Drought
Audio & PodcastsThe Poetry Magazine Podcast
Dumb Pig Fate
Poems by Michael Ryan, Louise Glück, Eliza Griswold, and Michelle Boisseau from the January 2012 issue of Poetry magazine.
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