Justin Evans is the author of  Friday in the Republic of Me (2012); Town for the Trees (Foothills Publishing, 2011); and three earlier chapbooks of poetry. He is also the author of a chapbook of political humor, which took the form of letters written to Karl Rove in late 2004 and early 2005, titled, Dear Mr. Rove: 32 Letters to Karl Rove (Imbecile Press, 2008).

Justin was born and raised in Utah at the base of the Wasatch Rockies. After graduating from high school from Springville High School in 1987 and finding nothing better to do in the following year, he joined the United States Army in 1988, where he served in various domestic and foreign locations to include Texas, Germany, Holland, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, and North Carolina. After leaving the military in 1992 Justin returned to Utah, began to go to college, where he participated in plays, the college newspaper's editorial board, and the student literary journal.

He married in 1993, briefly lived in San Diego, and then returned to Utah, where he completed his undergraduate studies in History and English Education at Southern Utah University. After, Justin began his student teaching and taught a semester at Utah Valley State College (now UVU) as an adjunct in the English department. Soon after, he and his family relocated to rural Nevada where he began teaching in a Junior/Senior high school.

In 2004, Justin completed a Master's Degree in Literacy Studies at University of Nevada, Reno.  He is married to to Becky Lee Evans, and together they have three sons. 

In addition to teaching, Justin Evans has been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship (1996); awarded the Main-Traveled Roads 2004 Chapbook Award; nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2005); received an honorable mention from the Nevada Arts Council (2008); and has been nominated for the Sundress Best of the Net Awards (2010).

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