Tim Poland

Tim Poland

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Tim Poland grew up in Ohio and now lives and works in the New River Valley near the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia.

He is the author of the novel, The Safety of Deeper Water (Vandalia Press/West Virginia University Press, 2008), Escapee (America House, 2001), a collection of short fiction, and Other Stones, Kinder Temples (Pudding House, 2008), a chapbook of poems. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in various literary journals, such as North American Review, Cimarron Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Literal Latte, Appalachian Heritage, Rattle, Main Street Rag, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The Furnace Review, Stickman Review, and others.

He is the recipient of a Plattner/Appalachian Heritage Award (2002), and his work has been included in the Best of the Net anthology (2007) and has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  He is a professor of English at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

Contributions by Tim Poland

April 2006 Issue

Ten of My More Reasonable Deathbed Fantasies

We’re blindsided by birth. We don’t stand a chance. But if we’re lucky, we might be able to see death coming from a little way off, might be able to prepare ourselves. I want to be ready. So, on occasion, I practice. Every once in a while I get it right. Most often, things tend […]

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