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Profile: Russell Brakefield

Title: Lecturer

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Poetry and Poetics, Creative Writing, Music, Ethnomusicology



“This Is Not A Poem,” elimae, January 2007
“Enter Year of the Rat,” elimae, February2007
“Holland,” “Lake Bracket,” “Autumn Swell” The Weathervane, April 2007
“Tradewind Toothbrush,” “Whale Bones Are Like Ice,” Temenos, May 2007
“Lydia is Antrim County Michigan,” Prick of the Spindle, May 2007
 “We Arise, Very High In Manganese,” elimae, June 2007
“First Street Park,” elimae, December 2007
 “For Better,” “Coupled,” My Name Is Mud, March 2008
“Things that Fucked Me Up this year” Prick of the Spindle Poetry Contest, January 2010
“Umbilical Artery in an Old Man” “Study of a Hand” in the Indiana Review, Winter 2010
“Blues,” “The Continuous Cooling Distiller,” “Profile Study” “Proportions ” in the New Orleans Review, Fall 2011
 “Eight Barreled Machine Gun,” “Machine for Storming Walls,” “Machine for Making Ropes” in Drunken Boat, 2011
“Lake Surfing at White Fish Point,” in The Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 2011
“Sightings,” in the New York Quarterly, Spring 2012
“This is America,” “Kalkaska County, MI,” and “The Dog-Man from Luther,” in Midwestern Gothic, Fall 2012
“Hatch,” in The Crab Orchard Review, Winter 2012
“What this Valley Holds” and “Coda,” in Body: Literature, Spring 2013
“Al Green,” “Nowhere to Run,” and “Night Music” in Language Lessons: An Anthology, Winter 2014
"Baserunning," in Hobart, Spring 2014
“Ruby Creek Road,” forthcoming in the Southern Indiana Review, Spring 2014
"Effigy," forthcoming in The Collagst, 2014


Additional Info

Managing Editor, Canarium Books 2010-Present
Interlochen Academy of Arts Instructor, 2014
Hill House Residency, Institute for Sustainable Living, Art and Natural Design, 2014
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, 2010
Inside Out Literary Arts Project Writer in Residence, 2009-2010

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