John Samuel Tieman

John Samuel Tieman earned a bachelor’s degree and his M.A. from Southern Methodist University, and his Ph.D. from St. Louis University. A certified classroom teacher since 1975, Dr. Tieman teaches in the St. Louis Public Schools.

He was born in St. Louis, has traveled widely, studied in England, taught school in Mexico City and the West Indies. He served with the U. S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division Band in Vietnam.

His poetry is published locally, nationally and internationally in translation. The publishers include The Americas Review, The Caribbean Quarterly, The Chariton Review, Cimarron Review, The English Journal, Hawai’i Review, The Iowa Review and River Styx. The Pittsburgh Quarterly On-line published a collection of his poetry entitled Morning Prayers. The Pittsburgh Quarterly OnLine also publishes several of his essays and book reviews. BkMk Press, of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, recently published a chapbook of his poetry, A Concise Biography Of Original Sin. His essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Des Moines Register, The Kansas City Star, the Los Angeles Times, The National Catholic Reporter, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Star And Stripes, the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution among many others. His first prose submission, an eyewitness account of the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake, appeared on the front page of a Sunday edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Scholarly essays of his have appeared in Schools: Studies In Education, U. S. Catholic Historian and elsewhere. The online literary journal, Coal Hill Review, publishes his blog.

He served three terms on the Citizens’ Advisory Panel For Literature of the Missouri Arts Council. He is a member of the board of Autumn House Press, Inc., a publisher of poetry and fiction. Dr. Tieman serves on the Schools Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association, in which he chairs the subcommittee for the biennial Educational Achievement Award.

Read John’s blog entries here.

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