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Poetry, 2021 BIG TABLE PUBLISHING
"“Tell me where to go,” one poem plaintively asks, in this collection written in the midst of a pandemic. Timothy Gager manages to capture the chaos, the confusion, the despair, and the existential strangeness of those (of these) days. By the time this book reaches you, I pray we will be on the other side. If not, then these poems will bring you comfort. If so, then these poems will be a document from a time that will not be believed."
American Poet, Memoirist and Playwright
Spreading Like Wild Flowers
Poetry, 2019 BIG TABLE PUBLISHING
"In his new collection Spreading like Wild Flowers, Gager stripped down the poems to their essence. His ears attuned to nature-- the way a bird chirps metaphors on a rainy day, a feral cat screeches in the dead of night--Gager knows not to ignore it. Gager is a poet engaged—with the world, his interiority, and he shares his insights with us."
Lecturer in Creative Writing/Endicott College
Every Day There Is Something About Elephants
Flash Fictions, 2018 BIG TABLE PUBLISHING
"These stories by Timothy Gager are skewed, off-center, off-balance and an absolute delight to read. They begin strange, then fill like a balloon of strangeness about to pop, except they don't. They bob and quiver on your palm like so much lime jello. Oddly moving and always thought provoking, Every Day There is Something about Elephants is Lydia Davis meets Etgar Keret in a saloon and they're passing a napkin back and forth, riffing, pens blazing. That."
Author of Together We Can Bury It
Chief Jay Strongbow is Real
Poems, 2017 BIG TABLE PUBLISHING
"Tim's work is the cool that doesn't know it's fire. And his poetry, dry ice, cold to a flame. And all that cool, fire, ice, vocabulary and metaphor make volcanoes out of sandboxes of life and experience."
A Poet Force to be reckoned with
Grand Slams: a coming of eggs story
Novel, 2016 BIG TABLE PUBLISHING
Fast paced and lots of fun. With Grand Slams, Timothy Gager has served up enough pathos, wit and humanity to satisfy the healthiest of appetites. "
AUTHOR of She Came From Beyond
The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan
Novel, 2014 BIG TABLE PUBLISHING
"As the son of two psychoanalysts, I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being and a fearless writer. His prose is odd, mordant, and disobedient. Read him at your peril."
AUTHOR of God Bless America
The Shutting Door
Full-length, 2013 IBBETSON STREET PRESS
"Timothy Gager is a genius of the quotidian, keenly observing the details of our lives and rendering them so that we can hear the deep pulse of our identities, of our pure being, within them. The Shutting Door is a ravishing, wonderful, enlightening book."
-Robert Olen Butler
PULTIZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR
29 Poems, 40 pages, 2013 RED NECK PRESS
Many of these poems deal with outsiders, drug abuse, bar stories, the mix one would expect with the word 'anti-social' in the title. Gager manages to travel this well-trod ground lightly, though, and brings a lot of humor and insight.
author of SUNLIGHT and NAMING THE ANIMALS
Treating A Sick Animal: Flash and Micro Fictions
46 stories, 140 pages, 2009 CERVENA BARVA PRESS
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
These Poems are not Pink Clouds
48 pages, 2008 PROPAGANDA PRESS
It's a nice, friendly collection. The poems recount many of the author's experiences w/ women, in places as disparate as Chicago, NYC, Maine, Ohio, & lots of spots around Boston. Gager gives the reader a fine sense of life, of the feeling of being alive, of the strange significance of small moments.
-John Berbrich, Barbaric Yawp
this is where you go when you are gone
48 pages,2008 CERVENA BARVA PRESS
Tim Gager’s poems are poems of the regular guy, and in their own way Gager’s work is as American as apple pie. He is a man who is confused by and craves women, retains a childlike enthusiasm for Baseball into his middle age , downs the burger and brews, and pines for something that is always seems just out of his reach.
-Doug Holder, Small Press Review
WE NEEDED A NIGHT OUT
OUT OF THE BLUE WRITERS
An Anthology of Poetry and Prose
from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,
edited by Timothy Gager and Deborah Priestly
2003 Crooked River Press
The same corner of the
2003 Ibbetson Street Press
26 Stories, 26 Photographs by David Prock
2002 Dead End Street, Ltd.
POEMS OR STORIES IN THESE PRINT JOURNALS AND ANTHOLOGIES
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TOP ROW: RE: Telling, Curbside Splendor, Volume 1, Six Sentences, Volume 2, Six Sentences, Volume 3, Further Fenway Fiction, JMWW V, Fish Drink Like Us, Air in the Paragraph Line, Santi: The Lives of Modern Saints, GUD,
Taj Mahal Review, Dogzplot
SECOND ROW: Boston Poetry Journal: Bad Ass, Bagels with the Bards Anthology II, Poesy, Ibbetson, Bagels with the Bards Anthology III, Poiesis 3 Ibbetson Street 23, Askew Review 13, The Delmarva Review,
Nibble I, Mourning Silence, Bagels with the Bards Anthology 4
THIRD ROW: Poiesis 2, Nibble 5, Mad Poets Review, Volume 2, Eden Water Press II: Journey, Ibbetson 25, Askew Review 14 Air in the Paragraph Line 13, Scene Boston, Shalla, Durable Goods, Insights,
Bagels with the Bards Anthology 5,
FOURTH ROW:Ibbetson Street 28, Skive 11, Letter X, Silent Actor, Thunderclap V, Bagels with the Bards Anthology 6, Endicott Review 28, Final Fenway Fiction, Hip Poetry 2012, Poiesis 5,
Bagels With the Bards Anthology 7, Zig Zag Folios Vol. 2
FIFTH ROW: Lummox Journal, Fuck Poems, Ibbetson Street 32, Exquisite Quartet 2012 Anthology, Men in the Company of Women Anthology, Extract(s), Fresh Broth, Ibbetson 33, Bartleby Snopes, Santa Fe Literary Review,
Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology, Extract(s) 2
SIXTH ROW: Ibbetson Street 35, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Ibbetson 36, Tell Tale Inklings I, Ibbetson 38, Ibbetson 39, Best of Boston Liteary Magazine Volume 2, Ibbetson 40, Eternal Snow, Ink in Thirds Vol. 2 Issue 2
Nourish-Poetry Issue 1, Ink in Thirds Vol. 2 Issue 3
SEVENTH ROW: Crack the Spine XVII, Northern New Enland Review 38, Found Muses, Freshwater Literary Journal 2019, Ibbetson Street 45, Better Than Starbucks, The Very Best of Big Table Publishing, Volume 1
The Very Best of Big Table Publishing, Volume 2, Bagel Bard Anthology 14, Catch the Moon, Grey Sparrow 10th Anniversary Issue, Ibbetson Street 49, Surviving Suicide
EIGHTH ROW: Paper Teller Diorama, The Epiphanies Project