about this contributor:


TIM BELLOWS: A poet, teacher, and writer, he favors wilderness, work, good dreams, and shocking-wonderful images. Taught research and creative writing for over thirteen years at Sierra College, The University of Nevada-Reno, and others. Earned a graduate degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has published in over 120 journals and magazines. Recently saw publication of poems in A Racing Up the Sky (from Eclectic Press), a collection of two meditative sequences-and a helping of Kerby Smith's photographs of California's Yosemite area. Has continued to publish poems widely: they often trek the wilds of California and attempt to reflect an agile mind and a heart's acute listening. (He trusts Yeats would approve; he claimed, "The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.") Earned a nomination for the 23rd Annual Pushcart Prize with "Huts Under Smooth Hills" (influenced by poems of the ancient Chinese); a second nomination arrived recently with "November Night, Sleep Talk Captured."