Justin Evans spent his early years in Utah. He joined the Army in 1988 and served for three and a half years in various places throughout the U.S. and abroad. After leaving the military, he married and went to school in Utah, earning a B.S. degree in History and English Education from Southern Utah University. Later, in 2004 he received an M.Ed. in Literacy Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. He taught as an adjunct at Utah Valley University before taking a teaching position in rural Nevada, where he has lived with his wife Becky and their sons for the past sixteen years, teaching history and English at the local high school. In that time, he has published four chapbooks and three full length collections of poetry.
The chapbooks are Four Way Stop (Main Traveled Roads, 2005); Gathering up the Scattered Leaves (Foothills Publishing, 2006); Working in the Birdhouse (Foothills Publishing, 2008); and Friday in the Republic of Me (Foothills Publishing, 2012). The full length collections are Town for the Trees (Foothills Publishing, 2011); Hobble Creek Almanac (Aldrich Press, 2013); and Sailing This Nameless Ship (BlazeVOX, 2014) which was partially funded by the Nevada Arts Council in the form of a Jackpot Grant. From 2006 to 2014 Justin edited the online journal Hobble Creek Review.
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (May 7, 2015)