Tim Stobierski

Tim Stobierski writes about relationships. His work explores universal themes of love, lust, longing, and loss — presented through the lens of his own experiences as a queer man. His poetry has been published in a number of journals, including the Connecticut River Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Grey Sparrow. His first chapbook of poetry, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, was published by River Otter Press in 2012.

To pay the bills, he is a freelance writer and content strategist focused on the world of finance, investing, fintech, insurance, and software. He has written extensively for companies including Northwestern Mutual, Persona Identities, Harvard Business School Online, Acorns, Nerdwallet, Matic, and more. Learn more about his professional writing credits here, or use the form on this page to hire him for a project.

In his professional writing, he prides himself on his ability to help the reader understand complicated subjects easily, a quality that informs his poetry.

He is also the founder and editor of Student Debt Warriors, a free resource for college students, graduates, and parents who are struggling to make sense of the complex world of student loans.

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“Stobierski is a master of craft. His poems speak to everyone.”

—Pat Mottola, author of After Hours


A queer love story in five acts

Dancehall follows the arc of a relationship from its earliest days to its final, somber conclusion. 

In these 60 poems, you will join the speaker as they navigate the highs and the lows, the tranquility and the turbulence, the euphoria and the despair that comes with giving yourself fully to another. 

Whether straight or queer, young or old, single or happily partnered, these poems are for anyone who has ever loved or longed for another.  

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