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 literary journals.
In 2015, he lived in Melbourne, Australia for a year and was on the Voiceworks editorial committee as a poetry editor. Voiceworks is a national quarterly 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, creative producer at the Ted Hughes Project (South Yorkshire) 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.