About Me

Kevin A. Risner is the author of My Ear is a Sieve (Bottlecap Press, 2017) and Lucid (The Poetry Annals, 2018). He also contributed to the poetry anthology entitled "The Anatomy of Desire: An Anthology of Distance" also published by The Poetry Annals in 2018.

He teaches writing, narrative, and philosophy at the Cleveland Institute of Art; he also focuses much of his time on English language learners and developmental writers at the institute, though he also provides guidance on senior students' BFA thesis projects.

His work has been (or will be) published in multiple places online: Riggwelter, Dream Noir, Indicia, 8 Poems, Last Exit, Rise Up Review, L'Ephemere Review, and elsewhere. See "selected work" for a collection of poems from his chapbooks and online.

Intrests stretch across genres: poetry and prose, with a mix of fiction and nonfiction.