Angela Long is the author of the poetry collection Observations from Off the Grid and contributor to an ever-growing list of anthologies and periodicals. She’s even won a few awards.
In 2006, Angela graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BFA in Creative Writing. She was 36 at the time. She became a mature student after travelling the world for more than 15 years. During that time she learned how to plant trees, deep-fry donuts, survey for caves, harvest olives, clean toilets, throw pots and many other things that have nothing and everything to do with writing.
After graduating, Angela didn’t sit still for long. She spent a year in India researching for an upcoming book of essays. For three years she lived in a log cabin off the grid on Haida Gwaii. In August 2011 she moved to Hokkaido, Japan and returned to Canada in 2013.
She’s currently living in Toronto and has just completed a masters of journalism at Ryerson. As part of her training, she spent the summer of 2016 working as a reporter for an award-winning community paper in Ontario’s cottage country, the Haliburton Echo.