It’s a pleasure to for us to announce the second half of our poetry team, Tim Hunt.  As you’ll see below, Tim has a strong publication record both as a poet and a scholar, but rather than try to describe to you why we’re so excited to have him on board, we’ll just let him speak for himself.  Regarding his personal views on poetry, he says, “We need poetry that registers and distills and gives back what is poetic in the ordinary.  Country music, for example, is awash in hogwash but also in flickers and glints the authentic and poetic (“It’s hard to kiss the lips at night that’ve chewed your ass all day long,” for example).”

Tim Hunt’s roots are the quicksilver mining region of Northern California.  Educated at Cornell University, he has taught American literature at several schools, including Washington State University and Deep Springs College, where the students read Plato in the morning and buck hay in the afternoon.  His publications include the collection Fault Lines (The Backwaters Press); the chapbooks Lake County Diamond (Intertext), Redneck Yoga (Finishing Line Press) and White Levis (Pudding House Press); and numerous poems in magazines.  He has also been awarded the Chester H. Jones National Poetry Prize for the poem “Lake County Elegy” and twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  His scholarly publications include Kerouac’s Crooked Road: Development of a Fiction and the five-volume edition The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. You can visit Tim’s website here.

We’re now one step closer to opening up for submissions. All of our editorial positions have been filled. Look out, here we come!