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Tim Earley

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Tim Earley has published five collections of poems, including Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (Horse Less Press, 2014) and Linthead Stomp (Horse Less Press, 2016). A sixth book, Foolishness Burns Hairy Sparrows in the Quare Dream, is forthcoming.

Tim’s poetry combines experimental/innovative approaches with a deep engagement of Appalachian and Southern culture. His work has appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, including the Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review and Best American Experimental Writing. He has received writing fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and Hawthornden Castle in Lasswade, Scotland.

In addition to his work in poetry, he’s also the creator/writer of the tabletop roleplaying game, Holler: An Appalachian Apocalypse, which was released by Pinnacle Entertainment in early 2023. His graphic novel collaboration with the artist Francesco Chiappara (Prenzy) is also forthcoming.


Tim earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Alabama.

Motivation for Teaching

Tim has taught at the college level for 28 years. Since 2012, he has taught a wide variety of courses for the University of Mississippi, including creative writing, fantasy literature, blues literature, Shakespeare on Film and early British lit survey courses. He has won multiple awards for his teaching. Tim seeks to create an energetic, inclusive classroom environment that empowers students to pursue their chosen creative paths while introducing them to new techniques, aesthetic approaches and literary traditions/schools of thought.