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Linda Russo is a poet, curator and creative collaborator whose focus is ecospheric care and imaginative engagements within more-than-human lifeworlds. Her writing takes her to prairie remnants, creeks and other wild edge spaces in the industrial agricultural landscape of eastern Washington where she’s lived for the past 15 years. She is the author of three books of poems, including Participant (Lost Roads) and Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way (Shearsman), To Think of Her Writing Awash in Light (Subito), a book of experimental and lyrical literary-geographical essays, and co-editor of Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene (Wesleyan University Press). In 2021 she directed the Plant Poems Project to create collaborative poems for 20 native Palouse prairie plants included in botanical signage marking a major urban creek habitat restoration. Her poems and essays have appeared in dozens magazine and book publications, including Ecotone, Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Interim, Jacket2, New American Writing, Poetics for the More-Than-Human World, The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics, Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics and Plumwood Mountain: An Australian and International Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics.
Linda Russo, Video still, “Ritual for Citizen Science” for FUTURE ANTERIOR. Ed. Jonathan Skinner, presented at COP26 in Glasgow (2021)
Linda Russo, Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way. Shearsman Books (Bristol, UK), 2015
Linda Russo, Video still, "Poem to Free the Snake River" (2019)
Linda Russo, from "Remnant Work" (in progress)