Skipping Stones (Hardcover)
In Skipping Stones, Ryan writes about many things, long-dead saints, personal tragedy, everyday observations, and the nature of prayer. But what connects this collection is Ryan's desire for a transcendent experience. His vivid and story-driven poems create a secondary world for the reader to explore, worlds in which belief is possible and the divine looms large. For Ryan, ""the Christian poet, and storyteller as well, is like the blind man whom Christ touched,"" and poetry ""an invitation to deeper and stranger visions.
Ryan Diaz is a poet and writer from Queens, New York. He holds a BA in history from St. Johns University and is currently completing a MA in biblical studies. His work has been featured in publications like Ekstasis, Premier Christianity, Dappled Things, and Common Good Mag. His first poetry collection, For Those Wandering Along the Way, was released in 2021. He currently lives in Queens, New York with his wife Janiece.