Kevin A Risner (he/him/his) is a Cleveland-born writer who has spent the majority of his life in Ohio, minus a few short years in England and Turkey. He currently is a freelance copywriter for Wayfair.

He is author of My Ear is a Sieve (originally published by Bottlecap Press, 2017, now looking for a new home), Lucid (The Poetry Annals, 2018), Five Seconds Could Last Five Years (which he self-published in 2020), Do Us a Favor (Variant Lit, 2021), and You Thought This Was Just Gonna Be About Cleveland, Didn’t You (Ghost City Press, 2022). He contributed to the poetry anthology entitled The Anatomy of Desire: An Anthology of Distance, also published by The Poetry Annals in 2018. Three of his poems are a part of The Second Chance Anthology of re-homed work (Variant Lit, 2020).

His work has been (or will be) published multiple places online.

Check out the “Publications” section to see his work.

Creative writing interests stretch across genres: poetry and prose, with a mix of fiction and nonfiction. He also has experience in journalistic and technical writing. He presently is querying agents for his first novel, a speculative fiction piece that is inspired by the Philosopher’s Stone’s elixir of life.