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Justin Evans was born and raised in Utah, spending the majority of his early life in the town of Springville. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army, where he served in Texas, Germany, North Carolina, and in the First Gulf War. Upon returning from his military service, he began attending college at Utah Valley University. He married his wife, Becky, in 1993 and went on to complete his bachelor’s degree in History and English Education from Southern Utah University. After, he began teaching in Nevada, where he lives today with Becky and their sons. He also has a master’s degree in Literacy Studies from University of Nevada, Reno.
Justin’s first chapbook, Four Way Stop, was released in 2005 after winning the Main-Traveled Roads Press Chapbook Award. Other chapbooks have been published by Foothills Publishing. They are Gathering up the Scattered Leaves (2006), Working in the Birdhouse (2008), and Friday in the Republic of Me (2012). In 2011, Justin’s first full length collection, Town for the Trees, was released by Foothills Publishing. Justin has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2008 he was given an honorable mention in the Nevada Arts Council Artist Grant Program. In 2010, he was nominated for a “Best of the Net” award in poetry.
Paperback: 92 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (May 18, 2013)