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Featured Author Issue 6.2 Fall 2014
Tim Poland grew up in Ohio and now lives and works in the New River Valley near the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia where he is a professor of English at Radford University. He is the author of a 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 work has been published in various literary magazines, such as North American Review, Cimarron Review, The Beloit Fiction Journal, Literal Latté, The Furnace Review, Rattle, Main Street Rag, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Stickman Review, Appalachian Heritage, 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.
From the cover of Safety of Deeper Water
When Sandy Holston is on dry land, she’s nothing special: a nurse who wears her hair
in a ponytail and prefers a fishing lure as an earring. But once she dons waders,
picks up a fly rod, and steps into a river, she becomes a remarkable, elegant fisherwoman
who’s at peace with the world. After surviving her marriage to Vernon—her violent,
From Vandalia Press, an imprint of the West Virginia University Press.
Author’s site: http://www.timpoland.com
Prose short in Stickman Review 1: http://www.stickmanreview.com/V10N2/v10n2contents/polandeve.html
Prose short in Stickman Review 2: http://www.stickmanreview.com/V10N2/v10n2contents/polandlazarus.html
Best of the Net story feature: http://www.sundresspublications.com/bestof/2007/polandt.htm
Poem featured in Rattle: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/2008/08/seven-