Ryan Dzelzkalns

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Ryan Dzelzkalns has poems appearing with Assaracus, DIAGRAM, The Offing, The Shanghai Literary Review, Tin House, and others. He received an MFA from New York University and a BA from Macalester College where he was awarded the Wendy Parrish Poetry Prize. He has worked for the Academy of American Poets and was recently a Fulbright scholar in Tokyo, where he still lives. Read more at RyanDz.com


Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
A Letter to My Mother, or Ode to Invisible Things

Dear sudden inspiration, creeping uncertainty, tiny splinter of glass, / sometimes you cannot be enough.

Mar 15, 2021
Cover Photo: illustration of two men embracing under a Japanese maple tree in the foreground; behind them is a Nagoya street filled with shops and cafes and a shrine, with mountains in the distance
I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies

if you believe me to be your enemy know this I accept

Jan 05, 2021