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Ryler Dustin is the author of the poetry collection Heavy Lead Birdsong from Write Bloody Publishing and the chap book The Lantern Sea from Destructible Heart Press. 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. A native of Bellingham, Washington, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has received residencies from the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando and the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency.

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