Nature Writer, Storyteller, & Poet
Josh LaMore is a writer, poet, storyteller, and librarian with an affinity for nature, history, travel, creative expression, and small-run / unique multimedia artist books. Born in Illinois and currently living in New York City, he has also lived in Southern Utah, San Diego, California, Minot, North Dakota, and traveled the contiguous United States extensively.
His most recent book, Beauty Beyond Telling: The Story of Cedar Breaks National Monument, was published by the National Park Nonprofit, Zion National Park Forever Project in May, 2018. In the book, LaMore celebrates the splendor of Cedar Breaks, a high elevation park in southern Utah, and touches on nearly 165 million years of the area’s natural history and approximately 10,000 years of human habitation.
LaMore graduated valedictorian of Long Island University, Brooklyn, in 2014, and received an American Academy of Poets award. Currently, he is a Graduate Student of Library Information Science at the Pratt Institute and a MoMA library fellow. He also works as a freelance book editor, indexer, academic writing coach, artist research assistant, and serves as a history consultant for Cedar Breaks National Monument in southwestern, Utah.