About the Author
Alexander Long is a poet, teacher, book reviewer, essayist, and musician. Vigil, his first book of poems, was released in 2006 from the New Issues Press Poetry Series (2006). Co-editor of A Condition of the Spirit: the Life & Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington UP, 2004), Long is also the author of a memoir, Noise (RockWay Press, forthcoming 2007), and a chapbook, Six Prose Poems (Brandenburg Press, 2004). His poems, essays, and book reviews have been published in American Writers (Charles Scribner's Sons), Blackbird, Quarterly West, The Prose Poem: an International Journal, Third Coast, Rivendell, and elsewhere. Currently he is a member of the writing faculty at West Chester University, and writes, plays, and tours with the band Redhead Betty Takeout.