Poetry. "When I first read Kinnell and Rich and Snyder as a much younger man I took from each a certain poignant and charged satisfaction, the sense of having come home to a life not mine. Here in this powerful, humane and steady book, I find it again and I am grateful beyond measure."—Theo Dorgan
"Whimsical and wry, self-deprecating and humane, Tim Nolan pinpoints what it means to be human. THE FIELD is an extraordinary read."—Katrina Vandenberg
"Rumi wrote, 'Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field... When the soul lies down in that grass... even the phrase 'each other' doesn't make sense anymore.' Tim Nolan digs in that field, unearthing one gob-smacking treasure after another. Lie down in that grass. Meet him there."—Eric Utne
"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 café, 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
Tim Nolan received a BA in English from the University of Minnesota, an MFA from Columbia University, and JD from William Mitchell College of Law. He is an attorney in Minneapolis. During his time at Columbia, Nolan was the managing editor of Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry & Prose, and for five years he was the primary poetry reader at The Paris Review. His work has been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and many other publications. In 2014, his poem, "Red Wing Correctional Facility," was a finalist for the Forward Poetry Prize in London. He has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, a residency at the Anderson Center, and was recently a finalist for the Mudfish Poetry Prize judged by Edward Hirsch. This is Nolan's third book with New Rivers Press. THE SOUND OF IT, appeared in 2008 and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, and And Then appeared in 2012.
Author City: MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA