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Published Poetry

By Publication Date

Russell Willis emerged as a poet in 2019, beginning with the publication on January 2 of three poems in The Write Launch.  Since then, his poetry has been published or accepted for publication in more than 25 journals and fifteen anthologies.  Check out Russell's profile on the international poetry website, The Poet.

 

In addition to poetry intended for a general audience, Russell has composed an extensive list of Christian poetry based on the Common Lectionary.  Much of Russell's poetry, secular and religious, lends itself to musical settings, especially for choral music. Use the Contact section at the bottom of the Home page to inquire about using Russell's poetry as lyrics for your musical compositions, to find out more about the lectionary collection, or to commission a poem.

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Conjured as Memory
 

Intangible Magazine

Vol. 3 (2022)   coming soon

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I Came Upon a Notch in Time

Poetry Downtown Rutland

The Paper Poet, April 2022

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The Path: A Bombed- out Bridge in Irpin

Poetry for Ukraine

The POET, 2022.

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New Moon in Winter Dusk-Night Sky

Vermilion - Flash Issue 5

February 25, 2022

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From the Very Last Seat

The Writers Club

January 22, 2022

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Forever, Always
 

A Love Letter To ...

Sweetycat Press, 2021

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Exhausted Dreams
 

Breathe

January 2022

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Windsong: Grand Opera

The Write Launch

November 2021

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To Sing of the Saints
 

Agape Review

November 1, 2021

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Remember
 

The Writers Club

October 23, 2021

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Broken Poem?
 

Adversity

THE POET, Autumn 2021

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Wandering Around
the Truth

The Writers Club

September 25, 2021

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Resilience
 

Love Wins!
August 25, 2021

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Sitting in Darkness
 

Agape Review

July 26, 2021

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Live Oak Forest
 

Tiny Seed Journal: Forest Anthology, July 1, 2021

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On the Bridge Too Far

THE POET Magazine - Profiles, 2021

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Glass-Half-Fullness
 

THE POET Magazine - Profiles, 2021

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I Hear the Dawn in Birdsong

THE POET- Poem of the Day
May 26,  2021

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Grace to You, and Peace

Faith, Volume 1

THE POET, 2021

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Handful of If
 

Vermont Public Radio: Be- tween the Lines, April 2021

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Unseparate
 

Intangible Magazine

Vol. 1 (2021)

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Stop It!
 

433

March 4, 2021

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Que Será - Mother's Stare

The Write Launch

March 2021

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At the Edge (of a Lake)

Peeking Cat Literary

January 30, 2021

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Haiku (a child is to love)

Childhood, Volume 1

THE POET, Winter 2020 

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Starlight
 

Christmas 

THE POET, December 2020

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Voices from the Other Room

Snapdragon

Winter 2020

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Sunset
 

As Above So Below

Issue 6, 2020

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Caregiver's Lamentation

Corona Global Lockdown 
Poet's Choice Press, 2020 

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Quality Time with a Spider

Tiny Seed Literary Journal, June 4, 2020 

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Thalia & Melpomene
 

The Write Launch

June 2020

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Not Mine To Be
 

Cathexis Northwest

Nov. 2019

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Of Joy and Laughter
 

Vermont's Best Emerging Poets 2019

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Life Dunes

The Write Launch

Issue 29 (Sept. 2019)

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The Path

The MOON magazine

August 2019

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Dream Chaser

Steady Hands: Ode to Our Fathers  (2019)

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Pondering How Best to Start

Snapdragon

Spring 2019

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A Train at Night

The Write Launch

Issue 21 (Jan. 2019)

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Potential
 

Tiny Seed Journal - Seed

May 21, 2022

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In Birdsong
 

Poetry Downtown Rutland

The Paper Poet, April 2022

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Undisturbed
 

The Metaworker Literary Magazine  March 18, 2022

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Discernment
 

The Writers Club

February 19, 2022

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Gentle Kiss of New Year's Eve

The Writers Club

January 8, 2022

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Glass Jars at a Cafe
 

Cathexis Northwest Press

December 2021

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Memorial Day
 

The Writers Club

November 6, 2021

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Shadow Play
 

The Write Launch

November 2021

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Wiping the Tears of a Child of God

Agape Review

November 1, 2021

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Venetian Masks
 

The Valiant Scribe

October 22, 2021

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Fathomless Pain

Adversity

THE POET, Autumn 2021

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Moonflower
 

Love Wins!
September 12, 2021

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Patience
 

Agape Review

July 30, 2021

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Were There Not Ten?
 

Agape Review

July 23, 2021

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Known
 

Friends & Friendship, THE POET, Summer 2021

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Requiem for the Selfless

THE POET Magazine - Profiles, 2021

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Small Courages
 

The Writers Club

July 3, 2021

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Enough of Sadness (A Plea in Villanelle)

Last Leaves, Issue 2, 2021 (page 128)

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Of Little Faith
 

Faith, Volume 1

THE POET, 2021

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hope is not in spite of
 

American Writers Review 2021: Turmoil & Recovery

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In the Between
 

Intangible Magazine

Vol. 1 (2021) 

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Chipped Stool
 

Atherton Review

Vol. 104 (2021)

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There Are No Words
 

The Write Launch

March 2021

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Tabletop Musing
 

Peeking Cat Literary

January 30,  2021

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Vermont Mountains
 

Tiny Seed Journal: Lessons from the Wild, January 4, 2021

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Christmas Sky
 

Christmas 

THE POET, December 2020

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Sent to our Rooms or Into the Streets

Fruits of our Quarantine

Wingless Dreamer, 2020

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Lizzy's Sonnet
 

Grand Little Things

July15, 2020

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Shelter in Place
 

Corona Global Lockdown 

Poet's Choice Press, 2020 

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And So We Sleep
 

The Write Launch

June 2020

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Not Remembered
 

October Hill Magazine

Spring 2020

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Danaus sentiensus

Cathexis Northwest

Nov. 2019

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Voices from the Other Room

Vermont's Best Emerging Poets 2019

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Just Do It

The Write Launch

Issue 29 (Sept. 2019)

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Stillness

The MOON magazine

August 2019

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Thank You for the Whispers

Gratitudes: To Our Mothers  (2019)

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Judge Not By What Makes Us Small

Esthetic Apostle

Feb. 2019

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Long Ago, Friday Nights in Texas

The Write Launch

Issue 21 (Jan. 2019)

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To Dream of Being Sky

October Hill Magazine

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2022)

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Villanelle of Grace
 

Poetry Downtown Rutland

The Paper Poet, April 2022

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Beholding a Beholder
 

Beautiful: In the eye of the beholder, 2022

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Poet's Passion
 

The Writers Club

February 5, 2022

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How Dare You
 

Ekstasis Magazine

December 2021

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V
 

Tiny Seed Journal - Apaja'simk

November 25, 2021

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Fullness of Time
 

The Write Launch

November 2021

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Abba, I Thank You
 

Agape Review

November 1, 2021

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The Art of Hate
 

Breathe

November 2021

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It Is My Grief
 

Adversity

THE POET,  Autumn 2021

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The Moon It Fell
 

The Writers Club

October 9, 2021

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Repeating History
 

Breathe
September 2021

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With Sighs Too Deep for Words

Agape Review

July 28, 2021

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Quest[ion]
 

Breathe

July 2021

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What, But a Fool?
 

THE POET Magazine - Profiles, 2021

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Desert Thunderstorm
 

THE POET Magazine - Profiles, 2021

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Résumé
 

Desire

Poet's Choice Press (2021) 

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The Sighing Will Flee Away

Faith, Volume 1

THE POET, 2021

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Snake Tree
 

Tiny Seed Journal: Hibernation, April 21, 2021

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Sunburnt Love
 

Sledgehammer Literary Journal, April 7, 2021

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Meeting Ellie
 

Close Friends and Relatives

Poet's Choice Press (2021) 

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Peace
 

The Write Launch

March 2021

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Judge Not By What Makes Us Small

Second Chance Lit

Phoenix Project 2/26/21

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Scar
 

Childhood, Volume 1

THE POET, Winter 2020 

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So, So Small
 

Christmas 

THE POET, December 2020

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It's Worth the Mess
 

Meat for Tea - The Valley Review Vol 14 #4, 2020

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Flooding Ol' Jim's Grave

Breathe

November 2020

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This Between Time
 

Frost Meadow Review - Pandemic Poetry    6/24/20 

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We Never Used to Look

Corona Global Lockdown 

Poet's Choice Press, 2020 

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Attic
 

The Write Launch

June, 2020 

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Poison Grapes

Snapdragon

Dec. 2019

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In That Moment

Vermont's Best Emerging Poets 2019

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Four Moves from Now

Meat for Tea - The Valley Review (Vol 13)

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Warning

The Write Launch

Issue 29 (Sept. 2019)

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No Two Fires the Same [Old Fire]

Tiny Seed Journal

June 2019

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Cardinal Impulse

Tiny Seed Journal

Spring 2019

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Joy

The Write Launch

Issue 21 (Jan. 2019)

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Natural Theology

The Perkins Log , Volume XXX, No. 2 (Spring 1981)