Ryan Dzelzkalns is a Midwestern boy at heart. He has work appearing or forthcoming with Assaracus, DIAGRAM, the HIV Here and Now Project, Midwestern Gothic, Revolver, and others. He completed a BA at Macalester College where he received the Wendy Parrish Poetry Award and an MFA at NYU where he was an instructor of creative writing. Last year he began working for the Academy of American Poets and one of his poems was nominated for the Independent Best American Poetry series. He is the tallest man in New York.