Ryan SchnurrI’m a writer and sometimes poet from northeast Indiana. I write mainly about nature, culture, and technology, and my first book of nonfiction, In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River, is out now from Belt Publishing. You can hear me talk about it here.

My essays and reportage have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Old Northwest Review, and Belt Magazine, where I am a regular contributor. Pieces I’ve written have been selected for inclusion in two anthologies: Rust Belt Chicago (Belt, 2017) and Voices from the Rust Belt (Picador USA, 2018).

I’m also a doctoral student at Purdue University, where I received the 2016-2017 Lynn Fellowship in American Studies. I hold an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. from Huntington University. Before graduate school, I worked as a writer, editor, and photojournalist for a series of publications in northeast Indiana.

Email: ryanschnu@gmail.com. Twitter: @ryan_schnurr.