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Timothy Black’s first book, Connecticut Shade, a fusion of poetry, prose and play, was published in 2008 by WSC Press. Tim’s poetry has appeared in the journals The Platte Valley Review, The Logan House Anthology of 21st Century American Poetry, The Great American Roadshow and Words Like Rain. In 2009, Black won the Helen W. Kenefick prize from the Academy of American Poets for his poem, Heavy Freight. In 2009 he was awarded a grant to edit and publish Where We’ve Been and What We’ve Seen, an anthology of student essays dealing with the experiences of war veterans in northeast Nebraska. He’s also completed a book of interviews with late Nebraska State Poet William Kloefkorn, and most recently won a grant and restarted Linn-Benton Community College’s Journal of Student Art and Creative Writing, “66”. Timothy lives in Albany, Oregon, with his wife, Cynthia Black and two sons, Jake and Titus.