Ryan Walsh grew up in West Virginia.

He is author of the chapbooks Reckoner (Chickadee Chaps & Broads, 2015) and The Sinks (winner of the 2010 Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest). His poems have appeared in BlackbirdEcotoneFIELDForkliftOhioNarrative, and elsewhere. He is currently the Writing Program Director at the Vermont Studio Center and lives in Burlington, VT.