Tremendous thanks to Joel Long for his incredible literary citizenship! He has been running the City Art series in Salt Lake City for many years and has been wonderful support of the Utah Arts Fest literary program among others. We were honored to have him feature for the Rock Canyon Poets reading series last year, and if you missed that, here’s his poem “Map to Taylor Creek” read just for us!
You can also watch him perform his Bite Size poem “Fate of the Animals” from 2009.
Joel Long’s book Winged Insects
won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. Lessons in Disappearance
and Knowing Time by Light
were published by Blaine Creek Press in 2010. His chapbooks, Chopin’s Preludes
and Saffron Beneath Every Frost
were published from Elik Press. His poems and essays have appeared in Gettysburg Review
, Sports Literate, Prairie Schooner
, Bellingham Review
, Bitter Oleander
, Massachusetts Review
, and Water-Stone Review
, among others.
He lives in Salt Lake City.