Tim Whitsel lives on a 100-year floodplain northeast of Springfield, Oregon. He is passionate about gardening, jazz, western rivers, soccer, bicycling and wine. He has visited these obsessions in his poems. For 6 years he hosted Windfall, a monthly reading series for the Eugene Public Library and the Lane Literary Guild. WE SAY OURSELVES a 2012 chapbook from Traprock Books is his first collection. His poem “Mudflat Allure” won first place at the 2013 Northwest Poets’ Concord.  “River Dasein” was included in the anthology inspired by Oregon rivers, WHAT THE RIVER BRINGS. The elegy “On The Day You Are Dying” appeared in June 2013 in Construction, an online magazine. A poem of autumn entitled “Bracing” is published in the forthcoming Cascadia Review. Audio recordings of his poems may be accessed at http://thepoetryloft.net/dop/tim-whitsel/