Tim J. Nelson


Baltimore, MD

Author's Bio

Tim J. Nelson (also Timothy Jos. Nelson) received his bachelor’s degree in communication from Towson University and a master’s in professional writing from Towson. In addition to his freelance writing and editing, Tim teaches college composition. A diverse writer, Tim has published both fiction and non-fiction. His homage to Kerouac, and the city of its title, "A San Fran Serious," was published by Sacramento Free Press as part of its Poems-for-All chapbook series. Other poems have appeared in Cholla Needles; Poets’ Ink, a Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society broadside; Grub Street; and the online journal, Yes, Poetry (www.yespoetry.com). His music and cultural reviews can be found online at PopMatters.com and Glide magazine, among others. Tim was an invited poet presenter to Towson University English Department's 2008 Spring Reading Series.

Publications & Prizes

Cholla Needles - 2017 Yearbook (Cholla Needles Press, 2017)
What Rough Beast (Indolent Books, 2017)
Poets' Ink (Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society, 2001)
The Eyes are Bowls (Poems-For-All, 2007)
A San Fran Serious (Poems-For-All, 2004)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style by Kurt Vonnegut & Suzanne McConnell

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Last update: Mar 19, 2020