blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Alexander Long holds an MFA from Western Michigan University, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD from the University of Delaware. His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in Pleiades, Quarterly West, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Quarter after Eight, Third Coast, Solo, Rivendell, The Cream City Review, 5 AM, Poetry International, and elsewhere. He is coeditor (with Christopher Buckley) of A Condition of the Spirit: the Work and Life of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington University, 2004), and he has contributed essays on William Matthews and William Stafford to American Writers, edited by Jay Parini for Charles Scribner's Sons (2001 and 2002 supplements). Long has twice received Academy of American Poets Awards from the University of Delaware (2003, 2004). He lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and teaches at the University of Delaware.