About Ryan Schnurr

Ryan Schnurr is editor of Belt Magazine. His first book, In the Watershed, is out now.

The Last, First Miami Speakers

The story of the Miami language over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is one of fracture and dissolution. In this it is not unique among Native languages—or cultures. In fact, it’s difficult to talk about one without the other.

2019-05-17T12:10:58-04:00July 14, 2017|

The Seeds of Rebirth

On a snowy, ten-degree day in January 2009, my girlfriend and I woke up and randomly found our way to Gary, Indiana. We had Broadway to ourselves. At that time, the former Sheraton Hotel (since demolished) loomed menacingly over downtown.

2017-07-18T14:43:01-04:00July 12, 2017|

Family Bones

My great-grandfather was nearly 60 years old when he dug a basement in his backyard and built part of a house on top of it.

2018-10-09T15:16:46-04:00August 12, 2015|
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