Dan Ryder is a poet from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. A graduate of the Manchester Writing School, his poems have been shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize and are found in various Australian and British magazines.

In 2015 he lived in Melbourne, Australia for a year and was on the editorial committee for Voiceworks. Voiceworks is a national literary magazine that publishes and pays for new writing and art by Australians under the age of 25.

Since moving back to Doncaster, he has been social media manager for local arts and culture magazine Doncopolitan and curated his debut exhibition These poets, our kin / These poems, our stories at the Frenchgate Centre.

He was recently awarded a Writers by Nature: Scholarship from the British Council in Germany and is a current recipient of a Jerwood Bursary.

He is co-founder and editor of Wild West Press and creative producer at The Ted Hughes Poetry Festival.

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