Tim Whitsel believes in the power of dogwood blossoms. He may have migrated west on a solitary bicycle at the age of nineteen. He remembers the cheekbones of the first girl he kissed. Tim has not published these notions, but he did win first prize at the 2013 Northwest Poets’ Concord. His book We Say Ourselves appeared in 2012, and Airlie Press published his collection Wish Meal in 2016.