Robert Hill Long is a native of coastal North Carolina who raised a family in western Oregon; he now teaches at Pennsylvani State University. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has won several poetry prizes, most recently the 2004 War Poem Prize for “Gulf War News Sign-Off, With Video Tricks” www.winningwriters.com/contests/war/2004/.
His books of poems include The Power to Die (Cleveland State University, 1987) and The Work of the Bow, which won the 1995 Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize. A collection of flash fictions set in New Orleans, The Effigies, was published by Plinth Books of New England in 1998. Excerpts of these works may be found at Web del Sol www.webdelsol.com/long/.
His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Flash Fiction, and The Best of The Prose Poem, and in such journals as DoubleTake, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, Manoa, New England Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Stand, Turnrow, Virginia Quarterly Review, & Zyzzyva.