Alexander Long

Alexander Long

Alexander Long
Associate Professor
Phone number: 
646.557.4420
Room number: 
7.63.36NB

Education

2006 PhD    University of Delaware, (English)
2001 MA      The Johns Hopkins University, (The Writing Seminars/ Poetry Writing)

2000 MFA    Western Michigan University, (Creative Writing/Poetry)
1994 BA       West Chester University,  (English)

 

Bio

Alexander Long is an associate professor in the Department of English.  Professor Long is the author of Still Life, winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, selected by Aliki Barnstone (poems, 2011), Light Here, Light There (prose poems, C & R Press, 2009), and Vigil (poems, New Issues Press, 2006).  With Christopher Buckley, Long is co-editor of A Condition of the Spirit: the Life & Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington UP, 2004).  He has also published two chapbooks of poems, Still Life, which won the 2010 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition, selected by Terrance Hayes and Six Prose Poems (Brandenburg Press, 2004).  He has contributed the essays on William Matthews and William Stafford to Charles Scribners' Sons American Writers series.  His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Miramar, Pleiades, Quarterly West, The Southern Review, Third Coast, and Valparaiso Poetry Review among others.  Professor Long has received grants, awards, and residencies from such organizations as The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Vermont Studio Center, The Prague Summer Seminars, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and The Professional Staff Congress--CUNY, among others.  He is a thirteen-time nominee for a Pushcart Prize: the Best of the Small Presses.  Currently, Professor Long is at work on a literary biography of the American poet Larry Levis. 

 

   

 

Publications

Books

Still Life. (poems, book).  Winner of the 2010 White Pine Press Poetry Prize, selected by Aliki Barnstone.  Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, November 2011.  pp. 114.
Still Life. (poems, chapbook).  Winner of the 2010 Center for Book Arts Competition, selected by Terrance Hayes.  New York, NY: Center for Book Arts, 2010. pp. 24
Light Here, Light There. (prose poems) Chattanooga, TN: C&R Press, 2009.  pp. 79.
Vigil. (poems) Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues Press Poetry Series, 2006. pp. 104.
Six Prose Poems. (chapbook) Santa Cruz, CA: Brandenburg Press, 2004. pp. 12.
Co-ed. (with Christopher Buckley). A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis.  Spokane, WA: Eastern Washington University Press, 2004. pp. 661.

Essays

“ ‘The Natural Prayer of the Soul:’ The Shared Gaze of James Wright and Larry Levis.”  forthcoming, Valparaiso Poetry Review, fall/winter 2015.  (11,200 words)
“The Psychic Landscape.”  Smartish Pace, spring/summer 2010.  http://www.smartishpace.com/essays/the_psychic_landscape.  (3,800 words)
“Lunch with Larry.”  Valparaiso Poetry Review, spring/summer 2010. http://www.valpo.edu/vpr/longessay.html.  (3,300 words)
“Photograph: Poet on Dust Jacket, Richmond, Virginia, 1996,” The Offending Adam, spring 2010.  http://theoffendingadam.com/2010/02/10/photograph-poet-on-dust-jacket-ri... (5,600 words)
“The Prose Poem Is a Form Received.” Unsplendid: An Online Journal of Received and Nonce Forms, fall 2008. http://www.unsplendid.com/2-1/2-1_long_buckleyjarman_frames.htm.  (7,800 words)

Poems

“I Am also Going to Speak of Hope.”  forthcoming, Miramar 6, 2016
“On Primo Levi.” forthcoming, Miramar 5, 2016.
“On Tragedy.” forthcoming, Packinghouse Review, 2016.
“On Forgiveness.” forthcoming, Crab Orchard Review, fall/winter 2015.
“On Voice.” Miramar 2, 2014: 25-27.
“Letter to Levine from Sharon Hill.” Miramar 1, 2013: 46-47.
“Letter to Stevens from a Train Heading North in Winter.”  Hotel Amerika, winter 2013: 27.
“Letter to Cobain at 4:04 during Nirvana’s Cover of Lead Belly’s ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night?’”  Hotel Amerika, winter 2013: 28.
“Letter to Wright from Kalamazoo, from Philadelphia.”  Hotel Amerika, winter 2013: 30.
“On Clarity.”  Honorable Mention in Philadelphia Stories Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize.  Philadelphia Stories, spring 2012: 6.
“Letter to Levis from 2007.” Packinghouse Review, II.IV, 2012: 75-78.
“Pause.” Packinghouse Review, II.IV, 2012: 69-74.
“Goodbye in Slow Motion with Those Trees Waving Back.”  The American Poetry Review, 40.5, 2011: 50.
“Ars Poetica #17.”  The American Poetry Review, 40.5, 2011: 50.
“Spilt Coffee in Slow Motion.” Connotations Press: a Poetry Congeries with John Hoppenthaler XII, winter 2011. http://connotationpress.com/a-poetry-congeries-with-john-hoppenthaler/fe...
“On Awe”.  Eleven Eleven Journal 10, winter 2011. http://elevenelevenjournal.com/issue%2010%20finished%20pages/Poetry/Alex...
“Still Life with the Atlantic Ocean and Nina Simone as Soundtrack.”  Boxcar Poetry Review 23, spring 2010.  http://www.boxcarpoetry.com/023/long_alexander_003.html.
“Still Life with Frederick Douglass Learning the Alphabet, Stopping for a Moment at O.”  Arroyo Poetry Review 2, spring 2010: 39-41.
“Still Life with Paul Celan by the Seine.”  Arroyo Poetry Review 2, spring 2010: 42-45.
“Style in Slow Motion.”  AGNI 70 (2009): 21-23.
“Still Life with Sisyphus Smiling.” Big Toe Review, spring 2009. http://www.bigtoereview.com/id82.html.
“Still Life without History.”  Big Toe Review, spring 2009.  http://www.bigtoereview.com/id82.html.
“Still Life with a Grain of Rice.”  Big Toe Review, spring 2009.  http://www.bigtoereview.com/id82.html
“Unfinished Love Poem.”  Reprinted and recorded on From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets: spring 2009. http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/alexander_long/index.shtml 
“Ode to Bombs.”  Reprinted and recorded on From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets: spring 2009. http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/alexander_long/index.shtml 
“Regrets Only, Not Much.”  Reprinted and recorded on From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets: spring 2009. http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/alexander_long/index.shtml 
“On Two Scenes from The Deer Hunter.”  Reprinted and recorded on From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets: spring 2009. http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/alexander_long/index.shtml 
“Flash Forward with The Amistad Before Us in the Distance.”  Reprinted and recorded on From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets: spring 2009. http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/alexander_long/index.shtml 
“Malcolm X Transcribing the Dictionary in Slow Motion.”  Callaloo 31.4 (2008): 1126-27.
“On Two Scenes from The Deer Hunter.”  Poemeleon. winter 2008.  <http://www.poemeleon.org/alexander-long/>
“Meditation on Anxiety.” Poemeleon. winter 2008.   <http://www.poemeleon.org/alexander-long/>
“Meditation on Denial & Isolation.” Poemeleon. winter 2008.   <http://www.poemeleon.org/alexander-long/>
“Still Life with Abraham Lincoln, Twenty-Three Years Before the South Shot Him, a Hundred Years Before the Nazis Tried to Prove Him Wrong.”  Zone 3 22.1 (2007): 14-15.
“Still Life with Suicide.” Zone 3. 22.1 (2007): 12-13.
“Still Life with Kafka Checking His Watch, Missing His Train.” Third Coast (autumn 2006): 156-160.
“Again.”  Box Car Poetry Review 2 (2006).  <http://www.boxcarpoetry.com/>
“Unfinished Love Poem.” Philadelphia Stories, 3.1 (2006). <http://www.philadelphiastories.org/poetry/long_unfinished.html>
“Night Sky.”  Poetry International 11 (2005): 55-6.  Rpt. in Homage to Vallejo, Greenhouse Review Press, 59-61.
“The Gazing Eye Falls Through the World.” Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts, 3.2 (2004). <http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v3n2/poetry/long_a/eye.htm>
“Regrets Only, Not Much.” Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts, 3.2 (2004). <http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v3n2/poetry/long_a/regrets.htm>
“After Andrew Wyeth’s Whale Rib.” 580 Split 5 (2003): 65-7. 
“Over the Orchards of Selma.” Pleiades 23.2 (2003): 37-8.
“Photograph: Anne Sexton on the Dust Jacket of her Complete Poems.” Pleiades 23.2 (2003): 34-36.
“In Memory of William Matthews.” 5 AM 17 (2002): 25.
"Meditation on Preparatory Depression." Quarterly West 54 (2001): 5.
"Meditation on Acceptance." Montserrat Review 4 (2001): 46-7.
"Note to Self." Quarter After Eight 7 (2001): 138-39.
"Objective-Subjective Exercise: I." Quarter After Eight 7 (2001): 140-41.
"Objective-Subjective Exercise II." Quarter After Eight 7 (2001): 142.
"Noise." Third Coast (autumn 2001): 16.
"Meditation on a Suicide." The Prose Poem: An International Journal 8 (1999): 48-9.          
"Dr. Kevorkian's Statement to Michigan's Superior Court as Prepared by Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Geoffrey Fieger." The Madison Review 20.2 (1999): 76-7.

Research interest

 

Creative Writing

Romantic, Modern, & Contemporary Poetry & Poetics

Literature of the Holocaust

American Literature