Ryler Dustin

Ryler Dustin is the author of Heavy Lead Birdsong. His poems appear in outlets like Verse Daily, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, and the Best of Iron Horse Literary Review. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, he has represented Seattle on the final stage of the Individual World Poetry Slam.


The season wears a windless dirt road shoulder, / a crop of lilies, fields as burnished brown / as beach glass, bright beyond the stony odor / of sidewalks wet from sprinklers.