An assistant professor of English at CUNY, John Jay College, Dr. Long has published three books of poems, the latest of which, Still Life, won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize in 2011. His work appears in AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Callaloo, and The Southern Review, among others. Long has received grants, fellowships, scholarships, & residencies from Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Prague Summer Seminars, & The Vermont Studio Center.?
he UD Department of English, practically, landed him a tenure-track job in Manhattan; metaphysically, it offered him a life with meaning. Long took the ?straight ahead? track of the PhD, which forced him to read, write, and think like a scholar, not like the ?creative? writer his previous degrees demanded. More importantly, Long?s career lays bare the false distinction between ?scholarly? and ?creative? pursuits. His belief, and practice, are simple: one reads and writes?every day?or one doesn?t.