Tim Nolan was born in Minneapolis in 1954. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1978 with a B.A. in English. He and his wife Kate moved to New York City in 1978 where he obtained an M.F.A. degree in writing from Columbia University, worked as an archivist at the Whitney Museum, and read the poetry slush pile for The Paris Review. He returned to Minnesota in 1985 and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1989. Tim is an attorney in private practice in Minneapolis where he practices in litigation, including real estate, eminent domain, and construction. He and his wife Kate live in South Minneapolis and have three grown children--Elizabeth, Maeve and Frank. Tim’s poems have appeared in many periodicals, including The Gettysburg Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and Water~Stone. Garrison Keillor has read Tim’s poems on The Writer’s Almanac on National Public Radio. His poems have also appeared on Poetry Daily and American Life in Poetry. The Sound of It is Tim’s first book of poems, and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. His next book, And Then, was published in 2012 by New Rivers Press. His next book, The Field, will be published by New Rivers Press in 2016. A poem from that collection, "Red Wing Correctional Facility," was a finalist for The Forward Poetry Prize in 2014.
Publications and Prizes
And Then (New Rivers Press, 2012), The Sound of It (New Rivers Press, 2008)
The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks (Nodin Press, 2010)
Bellevue Literary Review, Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, Gettysburg Review, Great River Review, Knockout, New Republic, Pivot, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Sleet Magazine, Sport Literate, The Nation, Turtle Quarterly, Water~Stone Review, Writer's Almanac
Minnesota Voices Project winner, New Rivers Press, 2008;
Finalist in Poetry, Minnesota Book Award, 2009;
Finalist, 2010 Loft/McKnight Fellowship;
Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, 2014;
Anderson Center Residency, 2014;
Finalist, The Forward Poetry Prize, London, 2014.