Linda Russo

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

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ISBN: 9780918786623
Published: Lost Roads Publishers - April 8th, 2016

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.

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ISBN: 9780990661245
Published: Subito Press - April 1st, 2016

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.

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ISBN: 9780925904638
Published: Chax Press - January 1st, 2007

Poetry. In MIRTH, New York native Linda Russo ...speaks for and to this 'girl cold' spacetime, in blazes and remedies, with mirth-scholarly and civic, this work divines--Elizabeth Treadwell. *Mirth* (read: not 'comedy' nor 'tragedy') is an exhausted Empire's post-urbanity exposed.