Winner of Prize Americana, Ryan Harper's poetry collection, My Beloved Had a Vineyard, travels through America to remind us who we are and where we come from. Filled with midnight and apple orchards and mountain valleys, his poems surprise and delight with magical ease.
About the Author
Ryan Harper is a visiting assistant professor in New York University's Religious Studies Program. He is the author of The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century (University Press of Mississippi, 2017), and the poetry chapbook, Memphis Left at Cairo (Finishing Line Press, 2013). His writing has appeared in the American Journal of Poetry, Chattahoochee Review, Review Americana, Huffington Post, Killing the Buddha, and elsewhere. A native of southeast Missouri, Ryan lives in New York City.