Riley Hanick

Riley Hanick is the author of Three Kinds of Motion: Kerouac, Pollock, and the Making of American Highways (Sarabande Books, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Sonora Review, Seneca Review, No Depression, eyeshot, and Labor World. He has received support from the Jentel and McKnight foundations and served as a writer-in-residence for the University of Iowa Museum of Art. His essay “The Pradelles” was among the notable essays in the 2010 Best American series. From 2013 to 2016 he was the nonfiction editor at New Madrid and the visiting Watkins Chair in creative writing at Murray State University. He has tutored and helped to facilitate creative writing programs in prisons, public schools, libraries and domestic violence shelters.

Mapping the Imaginary: Supporting Creative Writers through Programming, Prompts, and Research