Ryler Dustin is the author of the poetry collection Heavy Lead Birdsong from Write Bloody Publishing. A two-time member of the Seattle Slam Team, he has placed eighth in the Individual World Poetry Slam and headlined at spoken word venues across the U.S. His poems appear in outlets such as American Life in PoetryVerse DailyGulf Coast, and The Best of Iron Horse.


A native of Bellingham, Washington, he has received residencies from the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando and the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. He currently teaches English at Albion College in Michigan.