Draft:Priscilla Long

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Priscilla Long Priscilla Long is a Seattle-based author: poet, writer of science, history, and creative nonfictions, and an independent writing teacher and editor.


Priscilla Long was born in 1943 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. She grew up on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She graduated from Moravian Seminary for Girls in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1961. She received her B.A. in history from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1967. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington in 1990. She served as senior editor of Historylink.org, the free online encyclopedia of Washington State History, from 1998 until 2013, and has served as founding and consulting editor of HistoryLink.org from 2013 to the present.[1]


She won the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing in 2006, for "Genome Tome," which appeared in The American Scholar.[2]

Works (Incomplete)[edit]

The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life, Second Edition (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2018).

Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Athens: University of Georgia Press, October 2016).

Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, September 2016).

Crossing Over: Poems (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015).

The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life (Seattle: Wallingford Press, 2010).

Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America’s Bloody Coal Industry (New York: Paragon House Publishers, 1989).

(Editor) The New Left: A Collection of Essays (Boston: Porter Sargent Publisher, 1969)

A weekly science column, Science Frictions, appeared every Wednesday on The American Scholar website for 92 weeks (2011–2013).[3]


{{Nancy Pearl ("Book Lust") interview with Priscilla Long, February 14, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKqYvCyGMCc

Author Magazine Video Interview with Priscilla Long, November 12, 2016. https://www.authormagazine.org/interview-archives/2018/4/26/priscilla-long

KPTZ in Conversation with Priscilla Long, July 26, 2016. https://kptz.org/in-conversation-priscilla-long/

Priscilla Long Papers, University of Washington Special Collections. http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv67648

Authornomics Interview with Priscilla Long. https://andreahurst.com/authornomics-interview-with-priscilla-long/

Glassophonics V2E16 radio interview of Priscilla Long and Litsa Dremousis, July 12, 2019. https://www.mixcloud.com/Glossophonics/glossophonics-v2e16-litsa-dremousis-and-priscilla-long/

Felix Gillette, "Priscilla Long on Unconventional Writing Forms for Journalists," Columbia Journalism Review, July 15, 2006. https://archives.cjr.org/behind_the_news/priscilla_long_on_unconvention.php

Review of Long's book of poems, "Crossing Over" by Rosemary D. Cox in Chattahoochee Review. http://chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/the-poet-burns-her-bridges-priscilla-longs-crossing-over-poems/

Celaient Charles blog: "Creativity and Age -- Inspiration from Author Priscilla Long." https://stepsinbetween.com/2018/11/11/creativity-and-age-inspiration-from-author-priscilla-long/

Seattle Public Library, News Release: "Priscilla Long Reads from 'Minding the Muse' at the Seattle Public Library Jan. 28," Jane 28, 2017. https://www.spl.org/about-us/news-releases/priscilla-long-1/28

Jack Straw Cultural Center, "Poetry as Visual Art: Priscilla Long," August 12, 2009. http://jackstraw.org/blog/?p=51

Laura Didyk, "A Writer Recommends The Writer's Portable Mentor by Priscilla Long. The Berkshire Edge, July 12, 2015. https://theberkshireedge.com/a-writer-recommends-a-writers-portable-mentor/

Price V. Fishback, Review of Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry. By Priscilla Long. The Journal of Economic History, Vol 51, Issue 4. December 1991. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-economic-history/article/where-the-sun-never-shines-a-history-of-americas-bloody-coal-industry-by-priscilla-long-new-york-paragon-house-1989-pp-xxv-420-2495/E9BB5C79538482AD8A5690C9A99E0A56

David A. Corbin, Review of Long, Priscilla. Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry. The American Historical Review, Vol 96, Issue 2, April 1991. https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article-abstract/96/2/620/111752?redirectedFrom=fulltext }}

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Historylink.org About page https://www.historylink.org/File/20002
  2. ^ Priscilla Long website: http://www.priscillalong.com
  3. ^ The complete Science Frictions, with bio: https://theamericanscholar.org/the-complete-science-frictions/