The poet

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Timothy Shay was born in Hamilton Ontario in 1952. He was raised in White Rock, B.C. and Keno City, Yukon and graduated from high school in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Timothy started writing poetry at 12 years old. His work has been published in a plethora of literary magazines and publications some of which include Fiddlehead, Quarry, Scrivener, Horsefly, West Coast Review, CV2, Writing, This Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Canadian Forum, CBC Radio Anthology and Rolling Stone. He has been the recipient of three Canada Council Awards.

In this feature, Timothy reads a few of his pieces, discusses the story behind each and shares some of his thoughts on poetry.

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