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John Linstrom

John Linstrom grew up in the Rust Belt tourist town of South Haven, Michigan, and is the author of the poetry collection To Leave for Our Own Country (Black Lawrence Press, 2024). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Northwest ReviewThe Christian CenturyNorth American Review, and elsewhere. He is currently the Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Humanities and Social Justice at The Climate Museum in New York City, and in the fall of 2024 he will begin work as an Assistant Professor of English at Centenary College of Louisiana. He also serves as the Series Editor of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library for Cornell University Press, reintroducing the ecospheric writings of fellow South Havenite Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) to twenty-first-century readers. His editions of Bailey’s works include The Nature-Study Idea and Related Writings (Cornell UP, 2024), The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener’s Companion (coedited; Cornell UP, 2019), and The Holy Earth (Counterpoint, 2015). John holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University and a PhD in English and American Literature from New York University. He currently lives with his wife and baby daughter in Queens.

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