Ryan Ridge

When he came to town, he brought the country with him. When he left the country, he didn’t look back. When he didn’t look back, he arrived in Europe. When he arrived in Europe, the war began. When the war began, the world ended. When the world ended, he kept going.


Ryan Ridge shares a birthday with Johnny Carson and Weird Al. He has work in or forthcoming at The Collagist, DIAGRAM, PANK, > kill author,  Wigleaf, and others. His first memory is being in his parent’s backyard in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was two, with his dog, Kelly, a black Irish Setter, digging in the mud with a white plastic shovel. It was the summer of 1980. His parents were building an addition. Minimum wage was $3.10. An actor was on the campaign trail.