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Priscilla Long

Priscilla Long is a Seattle-based writer of poetry, creative nonfiction, science, history, and fiction, and is a long-time independent teacher of writing. Her most recent book is Holy Magic: Poems (MoonPath Press), which won the Sally Albiso Poetry Book Award. Her how-to-write guide is The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life (Second Edition, University of New Mexico Press). Her work appears widely, and her books are a collection of linked creative nonfictions titled Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (University of Georgia Press); Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Poets, and Other Creators (Coffeetown Press); and Crossing Over: Poems (University of New Mexico Press). She is also author of Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry. Her awards include a National Magazine Award. Her science column, “Science Frictions,” ran for 92 weeks in The American Scholar. She earned an MFA from the University of Washington and serves as Founding and Consulting Editor of www.historylink.org, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history. She grew up on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  
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