Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis grew up in a farmhouse in Illinois cornfields. He studied political science in college before working at several non-profits and restaurants, leading long-distance bicycle tours, and traveling. He currently lives, works, and writes with his wife in Tennessee.

Recent Essays

Abandoned Altars

Here, in this shed’s unremarkable pool of silence, I am reminded of other places where silence stretched like an ocean. I happened upon one of those waning shores the previous year when I resided in the mountains of the high desert.


We are the blind, each calling out that which we are so sure we see. No longer aware that the sight we now marvel at is little more than one conceived and praised in our internal darkness... And what becomes of a world under such stewards like me?