Aidan M. Ryan

Aidan M. Ryan

Aidan M. Ryan is an author, editor, publisher, and consultant based in Buffalo, New York. He has written for outlets ranging from CNN to The White Review and has produced commissioned essays and book-length studies for institutions including the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Canisius College. He is also a cofounder of Foundlings Press, a literary publishing partnership.


As an open atheist, the answer shouldn’t have mattered to me—but I wish he would have said, simply, “yes.” 

“The Things We Choose” in Humanities Magazine

One spell shatters another—across each line break, our perspective on what is contained and what is containing switches with the ease of a phoropter’s falling lenses.

Reviewing Noah Falck’s Exclusions in Adroit Journal.

… the inequities and injustices presented by Chapter 69 are as clear and apparent as are its misalignment with public attitudes and preferences and the opportunities presented by its removal. 

On working to repeal Buffalo’s open container law.

I didn’t see it so much as feel the cold / when you put out all the watchfires in your gestures …

Best New Poets 2019 ed. Cate Marvin

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