Timothy Gager is the author of nine books of short fiction and poetry. His latest Anti-Social Network (Red Neck Press) features over thirty poems, many previously published in various literary magazines.
He has hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month for the past eleven years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.
His work has appeared in Night Train, Smokelong Quarterly, McSweeneys, Hobart, Twelve Stories, JMWW, Connotation Press, Thunder Sandwich, The Smoking Poet, Word Riot, Matchbook, Skive, Dogzplot, Metazen, Six Sentences, 55 Word, Monkeybicycle, The Binnacle, Thieve's Jargon, Gutter Eloquence, Zygote in My Coffee, Fried Chicken and Coffee, Slurve, Poor Mojo's Almanac, MiCrow, Waterhouse Review, VerbSap, Riverbabble, Further Fenway Fiction, Final Fenway Fiction,
The Blood Orange Review, Poems for All, Grey Sparrow Journal, Right Hand Pointing, , Paragraph Line, GUD, Boston Poetry Journal (Bad Ass Edition), In Between Altered States, Edifice Wrecked, decomP, Blue Print Review, Barnstorm, Lit Up Magazine, Delmarva Review, Poesy and Ibbetson Street . He has had over 250 works of fiction and poetry published since 2007 and of which nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.
Reviews of Treating a Sick Animal: Flash and Micro Fictions
"Timothy Gager's stories came at us like a brisk punch to the heart. His characters are profane and tender, dazed and confused, out of work and short on options. And yet they remain stubbornly vibrant, these damaged children of Bukowski, illuminated by their desires and inflamed by unreasonable hopes."
author of THE EVIL B.B. CHOW, CANDY FREAK, and NOT THAT YOU ASKED
"Timothy Gager is a compelling and unforgettable writer. These bold and witty little stories limn the peculiarities, and sometimes alarming behavior, of our human species."
author of SMALL TOWN PUNK
"As good an orator you'll find, Timothy Gager flashes a gleam in the eyes while carrying a slouch in the shoulders. His fiction connects to the giggling man as well as it does to the sad man."
editor, publisher and founder of THIEVES JARGON
"This book is a trip-- or actually it is 40-plus quick and vivid trips into Timothy Gager's untamed fictional terrain. Sometimes surreal, sometimes all-too-real, these Flash Fictions always surprise. Fasten your readerly seatbelt, choose your own adventure and enjoy the wild rides."
author of CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE and TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
"Timothy Gager's flash fictions are full of flashes of insight into the great human predicament."