John Rybicki


Reading during the 2017 Get Lit! Festival. Exact date and location TBD.

John Rybicki was born and raised in Detroit. He is the author of two previous poetry collections, We Bed Down into Water and Traveling at High Speeds as well as the short Yellow Haired Girl with Spider. His third book of poems, When All the World Is Old, was released by Lookout in April 2012. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Ecotone, FailBetter, and Bomb, among many others, and have been reprinted in Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize. He teaches poetry writing through InsideOut Literary Arts Project and Wings of Hope Hospice to children who have experienced trauma or loss. He also occasionally spreads his wings over Alma College, teaching poetry as a Writer in Residence. When he is not teaching, he changes tires, paints houses, and swings a hammer. He lives in Augusta, Michigan with his son, Martell.

Read one of his poems on The Paris Review.

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