Russell Brakefield was an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence from July 29th to August 10th, 2016. He is the author of Field Recordings, (Wayne State University Press, 2018). His writing has appeared in the Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Crab Orchard Review, Hobart, and elsewhere. He received his MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. He has received fellowships from the University of Michigan Musical Society, the Vermont Studio Center, and the National Park Service. He teaches writing at the University Writing Program at the University of Denver.