Ryan Drag is a poet, currently residing in New York.
Writing with an interest in Romanticism, Surrealism, and Beat, the emphasis of his work is Modernism.
Founding member and songwriter of the bands, Heavy Birds and The Lovebudz.
His work has appeared in various publications (print & digital) including Love Love Magazine (Paris, France), Moof Magazine (London, UK), POSTmortem (Mad Gleam Press, Brooklyn & Paris), Sometimes Magazine (US), Alt Citizen (US), Bilingual Literary/Art Journal (Mexico City), and Denim Skin (US).
Drag has been invited to speak (& often organize) numerous “happenings” including: the New York City Poetry Festival, KGB Literary Bar / Red Room, Berl’s Poetry Bookshop, Parkside Lounge, Idio Gallery, and numerous other locations.
Ryan earned a BA in Arts / English from UMass at Amherst and is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Lindenwood University.
A collection of his poetry, MAGNET, published by Coyote Blood Press/Paradisiac Publishing, is Drag’s debut. A follow-up collection entitled PULSE is TBA.
Description of MAGNET: click to purchase MAGNET
MAGNET by Ryan Drag is a collection of lyrical verse dedicated to the exploration of one’s subconscious mind. The focus of these poems is not with traditional form, but with daily meditations on life and death, metaphysics, the crow man and sirens, politics, nerve stimulation, and above all else the existence and feeling of love. This collection is in rhythm with New York City, a pulse that propels a writer to the streets to capture the sound and language of a diverse society. Drag’s voice is raw, vulnerable, and wild. In short, these poems are meant to entertain, provoke, and evoke moments of inebriation and freedom.
Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2019
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2017
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017