Welcome to the official site of

Russell Lehmann: Autistic Poet


October 19, 2014
Click here
to watch Russell's first rap video and to subscribe to his YouTube channel!

December 5, 2013

Click here to watch Russell's Red Carpet interview in Canada!

October 4, 2013

Russell won the 2013 INAP Award under the category of Literary Arts! 

September 24, 2013

Russell's spoken word poem in response to J. Cole's offensive lyrics about autistics has reached 500,000 views!

June 24, 2013

Click here to watch Russell's spoken word poem "Dear Russell"!

May 22, 2013

Click here to watch Russell's second spoken word poem!

May 13, 2013

Click here to watch Russell's first ever spoken word poem!

March 21, 2013

Russell is featured on Xlibris's blog! Click here to check it out!

February 19, 2013

KOLO 8 News interviewed Russell about living life with autism.  Click here to watch it!

November 1, 2012

Click here to "like" Russell's new Facebook page!

July 1, 2012

Russell's book earned an Honorable Mention at this year's New York Book Festival and was honored at the Grolier Club in Manhattan!  Click here for the results!

June 1, 2012

Russell was interviewed by KOLO 8 Reno about his book "Inside Out"!  Click here to watch it!

May 13, 2012

Russell's haiku that he made for his mother in honor of Mothers' Day was printed in the Reno-Gazette Journal!  Click here to read it!

April 1, 2012

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Russell is the featured author on Xlibris.com!

February 9, 2012

Russell has been featured in the Reno-Gazette Journal.  Click here to read the article!

February 5, 2012

Click here to read Miss New Jersey's review of Russell's book!

December 26, 2011

Click here to see Russell featured in the LA Times!

December 11, 2011

The second review of Russell's new book "Inside Out" has come out!  Click here to read it!

November 3, 2011

The first review of Russell's new book has just come out! Click here to read it!

October 18, 2011

Russell's book is on sale now! Click here to buy!

October 17, 2011

Click here to read the press release for Russell's new book "Inside Out"!

August 6, 2011

Click here to see Russell featured on Autism Light!

May 25, 2011

Click here to read a very generous article about Russell!

March 13, 2011:

Click here to read Russell's interview with Squag!

March 10, 2011:

Click here to watch the news story about Russell and his poetry!

February 24, 2011:

Click here to see the feature about Russell and his poetry on AweInAutism.com

Closed on the outside, open on the inside.  That’s how I would describe myself living with autism.  I am 23 years old and my name is Russell Lehmann.  Throughout my whole life I have walked the long, lonely roads and have struggled to come out of many valleys.
I have also had some triumphs, and poetry is one of them.  I have written many poems that range from the mental and emotional struggles that are destined in life, my own personal hardships, the beauty and nature of the earth, and so on. 
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