Tim Earley

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Tim Earley
BornTimothy Darren Earley
Forest City, North Carolina
OccupationPoet and teacher
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Alabama
Notable works"Boondoggle" and "The Spooking of Mavens"

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Tim Earley (born 1972 in Forest City, North Carolina) is an American poet. He is the author of four collections of poems, Boondoggle (Main Street Rag, 2005), The Spooking of Mavens (Cracked Slab Books, 2010), [1] Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (Horse Less Press, 2014), and Linthead Stomp (Horse Less Press, 2016).


Early life

Timothy Darren Earley was born and raised in Western North Carolina. [2]


He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Alabama. [2]


His work has appeared in the Chicago Review , jubilat , the Southern Humanities Review , and the Green Mountains Review . [3] His work has been featured in Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Press, 2007), The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press), edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street, and Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2015), edited by Abraham Smith and Shelly Taylor. The collection Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery was published by Horseless Press in early 2014; [4] Seth Abramson, in a review in The Huffington Post , referred to Earley as a "Southern Seer" and said he "is a master of anaphora, Biblical rhythms, revelatory testimony, tell-it-slant aggression, and juxtapositive imagery that borrows heavily from the Southern lexicon", his poetry "not merely urgent but dam-broken". [5]

Personal life

Earley moved to Denver, CO in 2015. Previously, he lived in Oxford, Mississippi. [2] [6]


Selected bibliography


Work available online

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