Ryan Collins is the author of A New American Field Guide & Song Book (H_NGM_N Books, forthcoming 2015) and several chapbooks of poetry, most recently Where the Wind Bends Backwards (918studio, with Erin M. Bertram). His poems have recently appeared or are in Another Chicago Magazine, AsymptoteAmpersand ReviewPinwheelPEN Poetry SeriesPretty LIT, Southern Indiana ReviewVerse online, and elsewhere. He curates the SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series in Rock Island, IL where he lives.