Ryler Dustin is hands down the most exciting young poet I have encountered in ten years of coast-to-coast travels through the poetry underground. Read this book; you'll find him telling you truths - like all great poets - that he has no right to know. -Jack McCarthy, "Good Night
For the first time I actually liked a poem.
- Dallas Quick, student, Ms. Nichol's Eighth Grade Class
I had my iPod in my pocket, but I just couldn't stop listening to you. You were better than a video game, and that's saying something especially considering I love to play video games so much. You are the greatest poet in the United States of America.
-Trent Miller, student, seventh grade
About the Author
Ryler Dustin was on his way to becoming a dental hygienist when something amazing happened: he overheard poetry at his local open mic. Within months his work had gained the attention of both slam and academic audiences - he gained a place on the prestigious Seattle Slam Team, won the Sue C Boynton Award and was invited to headline at the Richard Hugo House. Ryler also won the Bart Baxter Competition while bringing Seattle to the final stage of the Individual World Poetry Slam. He has no plans of pursuing dental hygiene in the future due to his devotion to poetry.