Tim Staley was born privileged in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1975. He began breaking lines in 3rd grade. After bing laid off from the NCR Corporation in 2000, he gave his life to poetry.

He is the author of 2 full-length poetry collections: Lost On My Own Street (Pski’s Porch, 2016) and The Pieces You Have Left (Beatlick Press, 2021).

His most recent chapbook is The Most Honest Syllable is Shhh (NightBallet, 2017).

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

He’s been teaching poetry in Southern New Mexico since 2001. Currently he’s faculty at Organ Mountain High School. In 2021, Bloomsbury Academic released Imaginative Teaching Through Creative Writing : A Guide for Secondary Classrooms in which Staley contributed a chapter entitled “Unruining Poetry”.

One of his poems will be included in a new anthology of New Mexico poets edited by Levi Romero, and published by the State of New Mexico and the Museum of New Mexico Press.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Journal Publications: 22-5, The American Journal of Poetry, 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.