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Ryan Patrick Smith is the author of the chapbook The Death Metal Pastorals, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in March 2019. He has been a semi-finalist in the Discovery/Boston Review contest, and his poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Boston Review, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He is an associate editor for Boulevard Magazine and teaches in the MFA in Writing program of Lindenwood University. Right now, he lives with his spouse in Connecticut, he loves you, and he hopes you’re well.