Linda Russo teaches courses in creative writing and literature. She received her Ph.D. in English from the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and her M.F.A. from Emerson College, and is the recipient of fellowships from Centrum, the Ragdale Foundation and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She has given poetry readings in the U.S., Canada, Portugal, Cuba, Iceland, England, and Japan. Her creative and critical writing centers around place, which takes the shape through ecopoetics, geopoetics and site-based creative works (see inhabitorypoetics.blogspot.com).
Poetry. "In her new collection, PARTICIPANT Linda Russo shows how to distill and clarify perception as a method of lyric practice in order to render "a world made sharp." This long poem of observation, edged with philosophy and critique, floats effortlessly across the page, yet anchors in the consciousness like a vital point on a map of a still not fully visible present and future.
Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Hybrid Genre. Women's Studies. The inventive and lyrical essays that comprise TO THINK OF HER WRITING AWASH IN LIGHT take up the work of four women writers Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Hettie Jones, and Anne Waldman to recast literary histories and illuminate anew the matter of the lives lived alongside and through poetry.