Ryan SchnurrI’m a writer and sometimes poet from northeast Indiana. I write mainly about nature, culture, and technology. My first book of nonfiction, In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River, is due from Belt Publishing in October 2017 (you can pre-order 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: An Anthology (Belt Publishing, 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 also 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.