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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. His work appears in journals such as Iron Horse and Gulf Coast, and he has received residencies from the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando and the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency.

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