Ryan Vine

Ryan Vine
Ryan Vine's poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Writer’s Almanac, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune, among many other places. He’s the Rose Warner Assistant Professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica. Honors include a Weldon Kees Award from Backwaters Press, the Robert Watson Poetry Prize from Greensboro Review, a Career Development Grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and finalist nods for the Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, and the May Swenson Poetry Award from Utah State University Press.

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Rule 6

asleep you’re an olive | falling through a glass of beer | effervescent and projecting | purer selves past whatever | surface tries to hold you in | awake you’re a cork | stiff and trying to stop | your sloshy thoughts | like you could forget | how it feels to feel …