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Tim Staley was born at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1975.

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 forthcoming from Night Ballet Press.

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

His hip hop persona is Mc Flashcard.

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, 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 thinking, nachos and waiting.

Journal Publications: 22-5, Anti-Heroin Chic, Abyss & ApexThe Beatlick News, Blue Pepper, Bluegrass Accolades, Border Senses,  Brickplight, burntdistrict, Cacti Fur, Canary, Chaffey Review, Chiron Review, Circumference, Coe Review, Crab Fat, The FUN Journal, Hineni Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, The Ink Spot, Jokes Review, Las Cruces Bulletin, Lummox Journal, Lunarosity, Malpais Review, Magnapoets, North of Center, Owl Eye 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, Spark Wheel Press, Spilt Ink, Star 82 Review, Verse-Virtual, Wild Violet Magazine and Zen Baby.