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Tim Nolan reads from his new book of poems 'The Field'

In these lean, direct poems, Tim Nolan seeks candidly and humbly for a true sense of self and a solid place to stand in this busy, often superficial, detail-laden, rushing world, where we are ‘going nowhere at great speed.’ He revels in memories of a Boston hotel, a cafe, the whistle of a man who wants to be a bird, and, most movingly, the songs of his marriage bed and his dying mother, as well as the music of his own voice, full of love and grief.
— Freya Manfred, author of Speak, Mother October 2016

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.

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