Joel Long

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Joel Long's book Winged Insects (1999) won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. His chapbook, Chopin's Preludes is availible from Elik Press. His poems have appeared in Seattle Review, Bellingham Review, Sou'wester, Poet Lore, Willow Springs, Prairie Schooner, and Mid-American Review among others. His poems have appeared in the anthologies Fresh Water, American Poetry: the Next Generation and Essential Love. He received the Educator of Excellence Award from Writers at Work in 2002. 

"Joel Long's perceptively imagined poems reside in the permeable membrane of inner and outer, where the world's events and objects are transformed by interior life. Quietly tender and keenly observed, these poems are thoughtful beauty and grace." -Jane Hirshfield

Currently, Joel teaches English at Rowland Hall School. On weekends he is a drummer for a blues and emo-rock band. Besides rockin it out, he tears it up weekly--running disc for a local Ultimate Frisbee team.

Also, he can't wrestle.

Winged Insects (White Pine Press Poetry Prize #4) By Joel Long Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781877727986
Published: White Pine Press (NY) - April 1st, 1999