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Clinical Associate Professor Linda Russo

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


Interview at the Scottish Poetry Library (Edinburgh, Scotland), April 2016

Participant, Winner of the Bessmilr Brigham Poets Prize. Lost Roads Press (Jackson, WY), 2016

Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way. Shearsman Books, (Bristol, England), 2015

The Enhanced Immediacy of the Everyday. Chax Press (Tucson, AZ), forthcoming

picturing everything closer visible. Projective Industries, 2013 (chapbook)

American Heritage Syntax. Publisher Unknown, 2012 (chapbook)

MIRTH . Chax Press (Tucson, AZ), 2007

Secret Silent Plan (chapbook). Curricle Patterns (Buffalo, NY), 2000 (chapbook)

o going out. Potes & Poets Press ( Elmwood, CT), 1999 (chapbook)

Poems have appeared in magazines including Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Interim, New American Writing, Shearsman, South Dakota Review, Tears in the Fence, and Tinfish, and online at EntropyE-RatioJournal of Poetics Research, La Vague Journal, and Open Letters Monthly

Her contribution to “Poetry in Performance” is archived at PennSound.

Ecocritical Writing:

Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene. Co-editor. Wesleyan University Press, 2018.

Writings on bioregional poetries can be viewed at Jacket2 (May-August, 2015)

“Notes in and around Yard Works.” Interim vol. 29 (Summer 2011)

“Urban Wilderness Soundwalk.” ecopoetics vol. 6/7 (2009)

“Writing Within: Notes on Ecopoetics as Spatial Practice.” How2 vol. 3, no. 2 (2008)

Literary Essays:

To Think of her Writing Awash in Light (Winner of the Subito Press Lyric Essay award, selected by John D’Agata). Subito Press, (Boulder CO), 2016.

“but you whiz by”: on slow reading, textual curating, vernacular scholarship, & Wave Books’ edition of Lorine Niedecker’s “Lake Superior.” Tripwire 10 (April 2016)

“The light of this: An itinerant essay around a reading of The Gorgeous Nothings.” Jacket2 (2014)

“Reading Iovis in Bolinas.” (a review-essay of Anne Waldman’s The Iovis Trilogy)Jacket2 (2013)

The poem that marks things.” (Stephen Ratcliffe interviewed). Jacket2 (2011)

“Homage to O, a Book by Leslie Scalapino.” Leslie Scalapino Tribute, Delerious Hem(September 2010)

“Aural Spaces: Teaching Writing Listening.” p-queue vol. 5 (Fall 2008)

‘Precious, Rare and Mundane’: On the Work of Joanne Kyger.” Introduction to About Now: Collected Poems by Joanne Kyger ( Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, 2007)

Published Articles:

“How You Want to be Styled: Philip Whalen in Correspondence with Joanne Kyger, 1959-1964.” Among Friends: Gender and the Social Site of Poetry, ed. Libbie Rifkin and Anne Dewey (University of Iowa Press, 2013)

“Poetics of Adjacency: 0-9 and the Conceptual Writing of Bernadette Mayer & Hannah Weiner.” Don’t Ever Get Famous: Essays on New York Writing Beyond the ‘ New York School ‘, ed. Daniel Kane. ( Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2006)

“Dealing in Parts and Particulars: Joanne Kyger’s Early Epic Poetics.” Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation , ed. Nancy Grace and Rhonna Johnson (NJ: Rutgers, 2002)[Reprinted in The Beat Generation: A Gale Critical Companion , ed. Lynn M. Zott (MI: Gale, 2003)]

“The ‘F’ Word in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: An Account of Women-Edited Small Presses and Journals.” The World in Time and Space: Towards a History of Innovative American Poetry In Our Time, ed. Edward Foster. Talisman, A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics #23-26 (2002)

“The Limited Scope of the Recuperative Model: a context for reading Joanne Kyger.”Introduction to a guest-edited Feature on Joanne Kyger. Jacket 11(April 2000)

Teaching Interests:

creative, investigative & experimental writing; 20th & 21st century poetries; women’s writing; writing in place

Contact Information

Linda Russo, M.F.A, Ph.D
Clinical Associate Professor
Office: Avery 321
Office Hours: TUES and WED  3-4