Russell Salamon has been writing poetry since 1964 when he
started with Lewis Turco at Fenn College in Cleveland, Ohio, and was
part of the "scene" with d.a. levy, Grace Butcher, Kent Taylor, Russell
Atkins, Adelaide Simon, Jau Billera and others. In summer of 2007 he
visited Cleveland for three featured readings and wrote poems and
essays which are included in the forthcoming Ascent from Cleveland: Wild Heart Steel Phoenix, from Bottom Dog Press.
He is the author of 18 books: Descent into Cleveland, a novel about the turbulent Sixties in Cleveland, and many books of poetry, including Breeze Hunting, (Inevitable Press); Woodsmoke and Green Tea, (deep cleveland press) and Parenthetical Poppies, (Renegade Press.) His poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies including,
Daybreak, The Listening Eye, St. Petersburg Poetry Anthology, Sunstone,
Uncommon Ground, California Quarterly, A Chaos of Angels, Riverside
Quarterly, Peckerwood, Puckerbrush Review, Retooling for the
Renaissance in the Third Millenium, Bogg, Bachy, and Fenn Literary Omnibus.
He has been a featured reader in Los Angeles, New York, London, San
Louis Obispo, Bakersfield, San Louis Rey, Paterson, New Jersey, Rhode
Island, Clearwater, Florida, Cleveland Bicentennial Celebration,
Reston, Virginia, and Moonday in Pacific Palisades. He is the winner of
the 1996 Passager (Magazine) Prize. In 2008 he was featured on Los
Angeles radio station KPFK on Poets Cafe, two programs, hosted by M.C.