Thursday, March 17, 2016

My collection of poems, "The Dirty Knees of Prayer" 

was published this month, (March 2016), by Caitlin Press. Order it from your local, independent bookseller, or if that's not feasible, it's available from 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

My collection of poems, THE DIRTY KNEES OF PRAYER, will be published by Caitlin Press in 2016.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Monday, September 09, 2013


I feel empty. The world was
a mess when I was born
men shooting men
men shooting women and as I grew I
was given a toy gun and all my young friends
received toy guns and then the children
shot the children and I also got my mom
right in the eye I poked her and
shouted 'gotcha!!'

And she had a black eye for a long time
and removed my toy gun
and the children said "That's OK,
you can still play, we need an Indian."

-Timothy Shay

Sunday, September 08, 2013

STARLINGS - Limited Edition Broadsheet


Poem by Timothy Shay - Illustrated by Jessica McVicker
Autumn 2013 - Elephant Mountain Press - Vancouver BC

Limited to an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies.

$10 e-deposit to - includes postage.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Timothy Shay - Just a Girl

Timothy Shay - Maryann Apartment Malbowlg

Feature Poet Timothy Shay reading at PIP Aug 7, 2013

Timothy Shay - Mourning Song for Grampa Kenneth

Timothy Shay - Black Poem

Timothy Shay - Starlings

Timothy Shay - Purgatory

Timothy Shay - The Wine Dark Sea

Timothy Shay - ''The Spidery Arms of Shri Tara Devi" (for Megan Shay)

Timothy Shay - Bonsai

Timothy Shay - Just a Girl