Inside Out Book Published: Russell Lehmann's first book on poetry called Inside Out was published in October, 2011 and is available for purchase through his Website. The title for his book seems to come from a quotation Russell Lehmann posted previously on his website, "One way I like to define myself living with autism is that I'm closed on the outside, and open on the inside. I may come across as not listening or paying attention, but trust me, I am." Dr. Temple Grandin, another Autism Light herself, has called his work "Beautiful".
Here is a video of a news story on Russell Lehmann's poetry talent.
For More Information: Some of Russell Lehman's poetry is available at Awe in Autism. For more information about Rusell's poetry visit his official webpage at www.autisticpoet.com or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Autisticpoet. You can also follow his Autistic Poet Blogger.
Thanks for being an Autism Light, Russell.
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Photo: Photo in this post used with permission of Russell Lehmann.
Note: This post was updated on October 18, 2011 to reflect the publication of Russell Lehmann's book.