Ryan Dennis

Ryan Dennis tries to explore the dynamics of modern farming and the people who do it. His fiction, personal essays and poetry have appeared in literary journals in Ireland, New Zealand and The United States. Past publications include The Cimarron Review, Progressive Dairyman, Fusion, A Modest Review, JMWW, The Oak Bend Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry NZ, Three Times Daily Anthology, Earthwords, Ergo, The Country Folks, The Aberrant Parade, ROPES, Esc, Threepenny Review, Daily Poetry, Stone Canoe and other literary journals. His essay “Tempting the Language of Farming” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and he was previously a Fulbright Scholar in Iceland, writing a collection of creative essays on Icelandic dairy farming.

Presently Ryan resides in Galway, Ireland, working on fiction that involves Irish dairy farming. He hates pigeons, humidity, and British spelling.

Illustration by Whitney Dennis, sister.