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Tim Staley was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in the late 1900s.

His debut poetry collection, Lost On My Own Street, is available from Pski’s Porch Publishing.

His newest poetry chapbook, The Most Honest Syllable Is Shhh, is available from Night Ballet Press.

He founded Grandma Moses Press in 1992, and currently serves as publisher.

His hip hop persona is Mc Flashcard. His DJ persona is Tater, and he produces 3 hours of poetry-inflected radio content a week for KTAL LP 101.5 Las Cruces.

He went to poetry school at the University of Alabama and New Mexico State University.

His awards include The 2004 Peter Harris-Kunz Endowed Award in Poetry, The 2012 Luminaire Award for Best in Poetry, and the 2016 Dona Ana Arts Council’s Arts in Education Award.

His chapbook Mr. Staley Always Lets Us is in the Archives and Special Collections at New Mexico State University.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His hobbies include nachos and waiting.

Journal Publications: 22-5, Anti-Heroin Chic, Abyss & ApexThe Beatlick News, Blue Pepper, Bluegrass Accolades, Border Senses,  Brickplight, burntdistrict, Canary, Chaffey Review, Chiron Review, Circumference, Coe Review, Crab Fat, The FUN Journal, Hineni Magazine, Independent Noise, Indiana Voice Journal, The Ink Spot, Jokes Review, Las Cruces Bulletin, Lummox Journal, Lunarosity, Malpais Review, Magnapoets, North of Center, Owl Eye Review, The Pangolin Review, Plumb Tree Tavern, Poesies, Poetry Pacific, the Rag, Red Fez, RHINO: The Poetry Forum, San Pedro River Review, Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Sin Fronteras, The Song is…, Spark Wheel Press, Spilt Ink, Star 82 Review, Verse-Virtual, Watermelon Isotope, Wild Violet Magazine and Zen Baby.