Ryan SchnurrRyan Schnurr is a writer and sometimes poet from northeast Indiana. His first book of nonfiction, In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River, is out now from Belt Publishing. (Hear an interview with Ryan about the book here.)

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

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

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