A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Ryan Blacketter is the author of Down in the River: a novel, and the story collection Horses All Over Hell. He has received a literary grant from the Oregon Arts and Culture Council and a prison teaching grant at the Idaho Humanities Council. He works as a mentor for PEN America's Prison Writing Program. His short stories appear in Antioch Review, Crab Orchard Review, Eclectica Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Image. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar, a former Tin House slush reader, and a teacher at Portland WITS. His latest book received an endorsement from a book critic at the Wall Street Journal.
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