On his eighteenth birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital disease marked by a
progressive pathology of night-blindness, tunnel vision and,
eventually, total blindness. In 1995 he completed a BA
(Hons) in English at Simon Fraser University and then, after
teaching in South Korea for a year, began his MA, again at
SFU, completing it in 1998. That same year, at the age of
twenty-five, he was hired by Capilano College's English
Department to teach contemporary literature, pop-culture,
rhetoric and creative writing.
Knighton has also traveled across Canada to give public
readings and lectures. Ryan Knighton is in the last stage
before total blindness.
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Books:Cockeyed, June 2006