Tim Staley was born in the shadow of a strip mall in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1975.
He founded Grandma Moses Press in 1992.
He completed a Poetry MFA from New Mexico State University in 2004. He studied under Connie Voisine and the late Kathleene West.
His awards include The 2004 Peter Harris-Kunz Endowed Award in Poetry, and The 2012 Luminaire Award for Best in Poetry.
He was a finalist in the 2013 Imaginary Friend Press’ Full Length Book Contest.
He was a finalist in the 2014 42 Miles Press Poetry Award Full Length Book Contest.
He was a finalist in the 2015 Inlandia Institute’s Hillary Gravendyk Prize Full Length Book Contest.
His chapbook Mr. Staley Always Lets Us is in the Archives and Special Collections at New Mexico State University.
His hobbies include waiting, taquitos, and thinking. Actually, just taquitos.
He lives with his wife and daughter in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Journal Publications: The Beatlick News, Bluegrass Accolades, Border Senses, Brickplight, burntdistrict, Cacti Fur, Canary, Chaffey Review, Chiron Review, Circumference, Coe Review, Crab Fat, The FUN Journal, The Ink Spot, Lummox Journal, Lunarosity, Malpais Review, Magnapoets, North of Center, Owl Eye Review, Poesies, the Rag, Red Fez, RHINO: The Poetry Forum, Sin Fronteras, Spilt Ink and Zen Baby.