Tim Staley was born privileged and white in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1975. From approximately 1985 to 2001 he participated in racist activities. He called black people racist names. He looked down on black people and laughed at racist jokes. He was not an ally to the one black student in the graduating class of his high school. He wishes to repent these crimes in earshot of America. Confession, honesty and repentance are his first steps forward.

His newest poetry chapbook, The Most Honest Syllable Is Shhh, is available from Night Ballet Press. His debut poetry collection, Lost On My Own Street, is available where books are sold from Pski’s Porch Publishing.

He founded Grandma Moses Press in 1992, and continues to serve as publisher.

He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.


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, Dodging the Rain, DRYLAND’s Poetry Party Line, The FUN Journal, Hineni Magazine, Independent Noise, Indiana Voice Journal, The Ink Spot, Jokes Review, Las Cruces Bulletin, Lummox Journal, Lunarosity, Malpais Review, Magnapoets, Nixes Mate Review, North of Center, Our Day’s Encounter, Owl Eye Review, The Pangolin Review, Plum Tree Tavern, Poesies, Poetry Pacific, Project Agent Orange, 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, Spiral Orb, Star 82 Review, Taj Mahal Review, Verse-Virtual, Watermelon Isotope, Wild Violet Magazine and Zen Baby.