Timothy Walsh’s poems and short stories have appeared in The North American Review, Arts & Letters, Cutthroat, New Millennium Writings, and others. His awards include the Grand Prize in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition, the Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize from North American Review, and the Wisconsin Academy Fiction Prize. He has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize.
He is the author of a book of literary criticism, The Dark Matter of Words: Absence, Unknowing, and Emptiness in Literature (Southern Illinois University Press) and three poetry collections, Wild Apples (Parallel Press), Blue Lace Colander (Marsh River Editions), and, most recently, When the World Was Rear-Wheel Drive: New Jersey Poems (Main Street Rag Publishing). He is Director of the Cross-College Advising Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.