Best Of Timothy Gager, Edited by Robin Stratton,, February, 2023, Big Table Publishing


Joe The Salamander,, July, 2022, Golden Antelope Press

Every Day There is Something About Elephants,, March 2018, Big Table Publishing

Grand Slams: a coming of eggs story,, November 2016, Big Table Publishing

The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan,, August 2014, Big Table Publishing

Treating A Sick Animal: Flash and Micro Fictions,, November 2009, Cervena Barva Press

Short Street, April 2004, Zumaya Publications

Twenty-Six Pack, January 2001, Dead End Street Publications

The Damned Middle: Life in a Drunken Slumber, February 2000, Dead End Street Publications


2020 Poems, January, 2021, Big Table Publishing

Spreading Like Wild Flowers, October, 2019, Big Table Publishing

Chief Jay Strongbow is Real, July 2017, Big Table Publishing

The Shutting Door, September 2013, Ibbetson Street Press

Anti-Social Network, May 2013, Red Neck Press

These Poems are not Pink Clouds, December 2008, Propaganda Press

This is Where you go when you are Gone, March 2008, Cervena Barva Press

We Needed A Night Out, November 2005, Cyberwit Publications

The same corner of the Bar, July 2003, Ibbetson Street Press


"Fairytale of Dysfunction", November 25, 2023 Alien Buddha #57
"Wedding Guest"

"Labor Day at the Border Café ", October 12, 2023 10 BY 10, Issue 12

"Dig 'Em", June 6, 2023 10 BY 10, One Year Anniversary Issue

"Arpeggio", March 15, 2023 Molecule Vol. 8

"The Tinkerer", January 1, 2023 Blue Lake Review

"Her Hotel", August 19, 2022 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"Hey, Benni", June 30, 2022 Tell Tale Inklings #6

"Beloved Do Us Part", June 3, 2022 10 BY 10

"The Resigned Life of a Condo Trustee", August 1, 2021 Paper Teller Diorama Anthology
(Great Weather for Media Books)

"Disremembering", June 25, 2021 Punk Noir
"How You Met Your Husband"

"The New Coach" , October 26, 2020 Boog City, #137, Baseball Issue

"It's a New Year" , September 1, 2020 Right Hand Pointing, #140, scroll to the bottom

'"Ambien Beatle" January 29, 2020 Oddball Magazine

"The Four Kings of Harmony" November 1, 2019 Better Than Starbucks

"The Four Kings of Harmony" November 1, 2019 Better Than Starbucks (print edition)

"Inside the Mind of Brad's Therapist" July 31, 2019 The Very Best of Big Table Publishing Volume 2

"Jack" July 31, 2019 The Very Best of Big Table Publishing Volume 2

"Happy Birthday from Grand Slams" July 31, 2019 The Very Best of Big Table Publishing Volume 1

"Beautiful Prayers" May 1, 2019 Freshwater Literary Journal

"After the Afterlife", November 24, 2018 Flash Boulevard
"A Modern Form of Disorderly Conduct"
"Touching All the Bases"

'"What Kids Are Scared Of" August 16, 2018 Crack The Spine Print Anthology XVII

"Every Day There Is Something About Elephants", April 7, 2018 Flash Boulevard
"Simplicity is Beautiful"

'"Historic Men Talking By a Fire" March 7, 2018 Oddball Magazine

'"Death Pool" March 1, 2018 Ink In Thirds

'"What Kids Are Scared Of" January 17, 2018 Crack The Spine

"Joe the Salamander" May 31. 2017 The Coil

"When She Missed the Ice" December 21, 2016 Oddball Magazine

"They" November 19, 2016 Flash Frontier

"Who's the Boss? July 4, 2016 63 Channels Magazine

"The Road Starts: 896, Newark, Delaware" April 30, 2016 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"How She Traded Up on Damnation", August 28, 2015 Tell Tale Inklings I
"How He Was Left"

"After the Afterlife" June 27, 2015 Right Hand Pointing, #188

"The Prominent Father" February 25, 2015 Oddball Magazine

"Touching All The Bases" February 3, 2015 Breakwater Review

"You Buy Too Much Kale" September 16, 2014 Flash Frontier

"Being Aesthetically Pleasing" July 8, 2014 Cape Fear Review
(written with Teisha Twomey)

"Iron Mike Behind Bars" June 9, 2014 Cape Fear Review

"Best Fiends", May 28, 2014 Fried Chicken and Coffee
"The Beauty on the Inside"

"No.Station" May 28, 2014 Akashic Books Thursdaze

"All About Zebras in The Wild", May 9, 2014 The Legendary
"What Are The Reasons They Hang On"

"Systematic Knowledge" March 29, 2014 Pure Slush

"Clarence's First" March 7, 2014 Paragraph Line
(written with Teisha Twomey)

"A Modern Form of Disorderly Conduct" December 28, 2013 Right Hand Pointing

"How It Worked for Them" December 1, 2013 In Between Altered States

"Tours of Duty" October 15, 2013 Midway Journal

"How Penguins Break" October 13, 2013 Uno Kudo 3

"NFL Preview, New England Patriots" September 6, 2013 American Short Fiction

"Where (in the) House", July 22, 2013 Santa Fe Literary Review, Print

"Sissy Spacek", July 12, 2013 Bartleby and Snopes, Issue 10, Print

"Joe the Salamander" June 24, 2013 Go Read Your Lunch

"Sissy Spacek" April 9, 2013 Bartleby Snopes

"After Receiving a Picture of Dick Butkus via Text Message" March 14, 2013 Metazen
(written with Teisha Twomey)

"Twin Gets Just Desserts", March 4, 2013 In Between Altered States #33

"Leftovers at the Lays Factory", March 3, 2013 Wigleaf
"Dear Wigleaf"

"Where Do You Bury The Survivors", February 28, 2013 The Legendary
"Full Moon"
"About Shooting"

"Their Own Planet", January 30, 2013 Men in the Company of Women Anthology, Print
"The Transference of Todd and Lucy"

"Happy Holidays", January 11, 2013 Exquisite Quartet, 2012 Print Anthology
(written with Meg Tuite, Dena Rash Guzman and Robin Stratton)

"Happy Holidays", December 17, 2012 Meg Tuite’s Exquisite Quartet at Used Furniture
(written with Meg Tuite, Dena Rash Guzman and Robin Stratton)

"The Lottery Winner" , December 1, 2012 Right Hand Pointing #58

"Sometimes There Are Things Which Come Out of the Darkness" , November 14, 2012 Oddball Magazine

"Some Things You Might Not Have Realized" , October 27, 2012 Unshod Quills

"No Sex Since Last Spring" , September 1, 2012 In Between Altered States, #28

"Mental Notes From Catechism" , July 30, 2012 Matchbook

"Girl With A Gun" , July 15, 2012 Connotation Press audio "Girl With a Gun" included
"What You Dream About"

"Hello Iceman" , July 2, 2012 Paragraph Line

"This Tornado Loves You" , June 25, 2012 JMWW, Summer, 2012

"Loveville" , June 19, 2012 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"How Do You Love A Capitalist?" , June 8, 2012 Paragraph Line

"Their Own Planet" , April 9, 2012 Paragraph Line

"Chiller" , April 2, 2012 In Between Altered States #23

"Coffee Maker" , March 20, 2012 trnsfr magazine V

"Six Facts about Influencing Baseball in Heaven" , February 2, 2012 Final Fenway Fiction:
More Stories from Red Sox Nation

"If We Don't Think, We Will Sleep" , February 1, 2012 Microw 6

"A Circus Story" , January 1, 2012 Right Hand Pointing

"Aspirations" , December 14, 2011 Unshod Quills
"Action Figures"

"Becoming a Couple" , December 9, 2011 Metazen

"Things About Callie" , December 1, 2011 Blue Lake Review

"I Don't Know Who You Are" , November 28, 2011 In Between Altered States

"Home Invasion" , November 14, 2011 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"Fireworks" , November 14, 2011 Squawk Back #31

"Multiplicity" , November 2, 2011 Midway Journal

"Shooting Them Out" , November 2, 2011 U.M.Ph.!

"Last Call" , June 30, 2011 Curbside Splendor

"Channeling" , May 13, 2011 Red Fez

"A Little Slice Of" , April 25, 2011 not from here, are you?

"A New Life" , March 31, 2011 Thunderclap V link to purchase or view free download
"What's in the Clouds"
"Some Sort of Anonymous Meeting" (written with Elizabeth Rawlins)

"Every Day There Is So Much about Elephants" , March 28, 2011 Smokelong Quarterly 31

"Bonfire" , March 22, 2011 Prick of the Spindle

"The Recital" , March 20, 2011 The Legendary

"Not the Stuff of Fairy Tales" , March 12, 2011 RE: Telling (print anthology, click link to purchase)

"The Things We Have" , March 1, 2011 In Between Altered States

"They Covered all the Rust Spots with Bumper Stickers" , February 19, 2011 1 AM Project Zine
-(safe download)

"The Soul Must Go On" , February 15, 2011 Metazen

"Entertaining Just An Option" , February 7, 2011 Monkeybicycle

"How to Give Dating Advice as a State Social Worker" , January 14, 2011 JMWW V

"The Old Place" , December 31. 2010 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"Every Day There Is So Much about Elephants" , December 27, 2010 Smokelong Weekly

"Closure" , December 23, 2010 In Between Altered States

"Bipolar" , November 30, 2010 MiCrow

"Where Did You Come From?" , November 15, 2010 Night Train

"We Measure All This Distance in Longing" , October 13, 2010 The Blue Lake Review
"A Dedicated Customer"

"About a Million Punches" , October 9, 2010 Waterhouse Review

"After She Left a Note" , September 1, 2010 Negative Suck (view September 2010 archive)

"You Deserve Somebody" , September 1, 2010!

"You Have To Splice It Together" , June 27, 2010 In Between Altered States

"How It Went Down", April 28, 2010, Six Sentences, Volume 3

"Arms up to the Sky" , April 24, 2010 The Criterion

"Eight Years Later, Charlie Goes to Omaha" , April 22, 2010 Metazen

"I Look at You Through Glass and Water" , April 4, 2010 Litsnack

"Bigger Than Charles Atlas" (written with Elizabeth Rawlins) , March 30, 2010 Metazen

"How to Give Dating Advice as a State Social Worker" , March 15, 2010 JMWW

"Tenth Frame Spare" , March 3, 2010 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"Somewhere on the Edge" , February 24, 2010 Shalla Magazine

"Joe the Salamander" , February 21, 2010 Air in the Paragraph Line #13

"Channeling" , January 31, 2010 Big Toe Review

"Brophy is in the Air" , December 28, 2009 Wilderness House Literary Review

"A Little Slice Of" , November 9, 2009 Night Train

"Somewhere on the Edge" , November 7, 2009 Suss: Another Literary Journal

"Coney Island is Dead", Oct. 17, 2009, Dogplotz 2009 Print Anthology

"You, Heaven" , October 17, 2009 Hippo Pants

"Feed Your Head", October 8, 2009, Askew Review 14

"Zig Zag" , October 7, 2009 Six Sentences

"They Did Not Want to Know" , September 16, 2009 Dogzplot

"Wine and Cheese with Alexi and Natasha" , September 14, 2009 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"Pretty Flamingo" , August 31, 2009 Monkeybicycle

"Diary of an Angry Psychologist: Wednesday’s Appointments" , August 20, 2009 The Legendary

"Time Away" , July 20, 2009 The Legendary

"The Note" , June 16, 2009!

"What's an Atheist Doing Behind the Wheel" , June 1, 2009 Trailer Park Quarterly

"Interoffice Relations" , May 26, 2009 Tuesday Shorts

"FuTuRe Tube" , May 18, 2009 Thieves Jargon

"You Did Not Hear the Ping", May 3, 2009, Skive 11

"At His House", April 8, 2009, Six Sentences, Volume 2

"How Do You Fix It?" , February 1, 2009 971 Menu

"Coney Island is Dead" , January 31, 2009 Dogzplot

"All because they had enough children" , January 12, 2009 Thieves Jargon

"He is all mine" , January 11, 2009 The Legendary

"The Short Marriage of a Bride and Groom" , January 3, 2009 The Scapegoat Review

"Someone will come upon a Savior" , January 1, 2009 Not Just Air, Issue 8, Pregnant

"Your Vasectomy Journal", November 24, 2008, Twelve Stories

"Brophy is in the Air", November 3, 2008, Slurve

"The Flounderer", October 23, 2008, Poor Mojo's Almanac

"It's more than Flesh Burning", September 7, 2008, Gloom Cupboard #55

"Paying For It", September, 2008, Mourning Silence, The First Issue

"Coach", August 25, 2008, Thieves Jargon

"The Cheeseburger and The Cherry Jubilee Flambe", July 16, 2008, Slurve, The Green Issue

"The White Bike", May 13, 2008, Askew Review 13

"Hidden Hoboken", April 7, 2008, Long Short Story

"Cheers to Sylvia Plath", March 11, 2008, Tuesday Shorts

"This Really was Love", February 29, 2008, The Smoking Poet, Spring 2008

"The things you do Remember", February 6, 2008, Zygote In My Coffee, Issue 101

"The Chicken Factor", February 1, 2008, New Graffiti

"Santa Has Needs", January, 2008, Santi: The Lives of Modern Saints Anthology

"How to Care for a Sick Animal", January 8, 2008, Big Toe Review

"Vex", December 15, 2007, Litsnack

"Daddy", November 26, 2007, Thieves Jargon

"Searching for My Bukowski", November 14, 2007, Penguin

"In and Out", November 1, 2007, right hand pointing

"Joeseph", September 11, 2007, VerbSap

"Through the Trees", Summer 2007, Letter X Magazine, Vol. 9

"Just Dessert", July 26, 2007, Silent Actor, Issue 1 (Print and on-line)

"Fantasy Camp", July 25, 2007, Further Fenway Fiction: More Stories from Red Sox Nation

"Canvas", June 20, 2007, Zygote In My Coffee, Issue 90

"Why Couples Have Pets", June 19, 2007, Tuesday Shorts

"Mother and Daughter", April 19, 2007, Poor Mojo's Almanac

"Overnight Shift", April 13, 2007, 55 Word

"The Best Interest of the Child", April 6, 2007, Thieves Jargon

"The Ferry Boat to God", April 6, 2007, Slurve Magazine

"A Tavern, 6 PM", March 15, 2007, March, 15, 2007, Word Riot

"The Top of Grace's Upper Lip", February 19, 2007, Zygote In My Coffee, Issue 80

"Bullyhood", December 20, 2006 To Be Read Aloud

"Eggs", November 4, 2006, Story Garden 7

"Punchless Jimmy Collins", October 27, 2006, Thieves Jargon

"Flying to Los Angeles", April, 2006, Fish Drink Like Us Anthology

"The Seven Minute Date", Summer, 2005, Air in the Paragraph Line #10

"A Fired Bartender's Last Call", April 29, 2005, Swank Writing

"Dances", April 2005, VerbSap

"Inches", April 2005, Insights: A Collection of Contemporary Short Stories

"Shoreline", February 2005, Write-This Magazine

"And Now For Something Completely Different", June 25, 2004, Thieves Jargon

"Flying to Los Angeles", December 25, 2003, Write-This Magazine

"Sofa for Jesus", December 2003, Out of the Blue Writers Unite Anthology

"A Wing, A Prayer, and A Tall Man", June 2003, Word Riot

"Boxing With Ernest", March 2003, Scene Boston Magazine

"Between North and South", Midnight Mind Magazine

"Use of a Parry", November 1999, Fiction on the Web


"Into The Silent Sea"
October 13, 2023 Live Nude Poems

"Recipe Stupid Men Cook To Capture Women"
August 17, 2023 Ibettson Street #53

"Dog Years"
May 31, 2023 Somerville Times: Lyrical Somerville

"Shared Bathroom at the Oceanic Hotel"
December 28, 2022 Oddball Magazine

"The Attenuation of Wide Ranges of Thoughts"
"Watching Bad Movies during the Pandemic"
(after Fathers and Daughters (Spoiler Alert))

June 30, 2022 Tell Tale Inklings #6

"The Holy Orchestrated"
"Not Perfect Does Not Make Practice"
April 29, 2022 Muddy River Poetry Review

"Occupy Forever, for Blaine Hebbel"
December 27, 2021Oddball Magazine

"It Happens in Spring"
"Covid Fears"
December 24, 2021 Constellations v. 11: Redirections

"What Dante Learned"
June 28, 2021Ibettson Street #49

"Motel Room"
March 15, 2021Molecule, Spring 2021

"Everything's Connected"
March 1, 2021Grey Sparrow’s Ten-Year Anniversary: Catch the Moon

"Living With Rabbits"
March 1, 2021 Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

"Spin the Bottle"
February 2021 Bagels with the Bards #14

"Deathiversary: Years and A Day Late"
January 2021 SOS: Surviving Suicide: a collection of poetry that may save a life

"New York Confession"
December 11, 2020 Live Nude Poems

“When You Have This Connection”
“How Lucia Joyce Was Treated”
“Midwinter Aficionado”
“Thinking In Long Distant Relations”
April 27, 2020, Muddy River Poetry Review

April, 2020 Boston Literary Magazine

"Existential Crisis"
November 1, 2019 Broadkill Review

"This is Where I Am (When Here)"
July 31, 2019 The Very Best of Big Table Publishing Volume 1

"The Dark Corner of a Theater"
June 30, 2019 Ibbetson Street 45

"This Poem Is Like a Bruise"
May 10, 2019 Live Nude Poems

"When I Found You in an Old Diary"
"Brookline Village at Night"
March 11, 2019 Anti-Heroin Chic

"College Dining Hall"
January 7, 2019 Nixes Mate Review

September 4, 2018 Northern New England Review

"I Remember, August 1967"
"Fear, God Bless My Soul"
September 3, 2018 Anti-Heroin Chic

May 1, 2018 Ink in Thirds, Vol 2, Issue 3

"My Name is Paul (after Trouble Boys)"
April 1, 2018 Nourish-Poetry, Issue 1

January 25, 2018The Long-Islander News

"Whitewalls" (scroll to find it)
October 31, 2017, Right Hand Pointing #116

“Day One: The Day After”
“Red Barn”
“Bringing a Monkey to Work”
“The Truth About Pastels”
"Still there are Boxes"
October 17, 2017, Muddy River Poetry Review

"Prayer By a Stream"
"This, For The Bear"
August 3, 2017 Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections
with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

"Chief Jay Strongbow Is Real"
June 7, 2017, Oddball Magazine

"Counter Act"
April 1, 2017, Poetic Diversity

"Loose Flowers"
"Throw Certainty Out in the Air like a Lasso"
February 1, 2017 Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art

"There's a Fly in my Soup"
December 12, 2016, Ibbetson 40

"Scientific Purposes"
November 1, 2016, The Best of Boston Literay Magazine Vol. 2

"Eulogy for 'Dying Suddenly'"
"Tales Which Moved Me"
"Upon Leaving"
"When We Talk About Love"
September 1, 2016 Contemporary American Voices (September Feature)

"When I Think Of My Childhood"
June 1, 2016, Ibbetson 39

"The Filth and The Fury"
June 1, 2016, Oddball Magazine

"A Poem For Forever"
December 16, 2015, Oddball Magazine

"The Fifth Bloody Mary on a Sunday Afternoon"
November 14, 2015, Ibbetson 38

"The Night Wind"
October 16, 2015, Muddy River Poetry Review

"But you forgot, To remember"
March 9, 2015, Mass Poetry Website, Poem of the Moment

"This Is Where You Are"
December 1, 2014, Ibbetson 36

"No Home Like Place"
"There's Sunshine When You Need It"
November 26, 2014, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Winter 2014

"Rockwellian BBQ at The Town Green"
July 3, 2014 Oddball Magazine

"About Making Love"
June 1, 2014, Ibbetson 35

"We Won't Work Out"
May 31, 2014,Right Hand Pointing Tenth Anniversary Issue

"Meeting With Father Vincent"
May 1, 2014, Extract(s) 2 (print)

March 1, 2014,The Citron Review

"Manomet Point"
November 22, 2013,Oddball Magazine

"The Shutting Door"
September 18, 2013,The Somerville Times

"While I'm Driving Home"
August 19, 2013,Ampersand Review

"What The Boy Prays For"
August 12, 2013,Ampersand Review

"The Photo Album"
June 1, 2013, Ibbetson 33

"Definition of You"
May, 2013, The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology

"The Last Time in the Woods"
May 1, 2013,Poetica

"Meeting With Father Vincent"
April 9, 2013,Extract(s)

"Fresh Water"
April 1, 2013, Stone Soup Presents, Fresh Broth

"Scientific Purposes"
March 16, 2013,Boston Literary Magazine

"Losing My Best Friend to Heroin"
"I Have Mostly Nightmares"
January 30, 2013 Men in the Company of Women Anthology, Print

"Far Away in Iowa"
November 19, 2012,Ibbetson street 32, Print

"My Heart in San Francisco"
"Quintessential Awkward Male Moment"
November 17, 2012,Fuck Poems, Print

November 16, 2012,Spoonful

"You knew me before"
November 5, 2012,Gutter Eloquence

"No one really knows when it Happens"
"Ironing Under an Old Dusty Picture of a Wheat Field"
"Love Affair"
October 24, 2012,Zig Zag Folios, Print

"Walking Out of the Woods"
October 21, 2012,Lummox Magazine, Print

"What is Missing"
"your luscious lips"
July 18, 2012 Thunder Sandwich

"We Were Once Friends"
May 21, 2012 Bagels with the Bards 7

"Suffolk Downs"
April 26, 2012 Poiesis 5

"When It is Still Winter"
April 11, 2012 The Somerville News

"reply to someone who said, u owe me a poem, boy "
April 10, 2012 Extract(s)

"reply to the grumpy cashier at the fast food restaurant"
"Exclamation for a Separation which happened long Ago"
April 4, 2012 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"All The Days And Nights "
March 13, 2012 Red Fez

“My Girlfriend’s car is officially dead”
“reply to someone who said there’s a lot of not-happy going around”
“This IS Bitchin’”
“Wait-You Can’t Hide It.”
March 2, 2012, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

"After Smoking Dope""
"Sam Jesus in the Tub"
“Why We Listen to the Universe”
"To Care About Life"
February 26, 2012, Hip Poetry 2012

"often they fall from the sky"
"Salmon Fishing in Alaska "
November 15, 2011 Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

"Back In Boston"
"Her Car is Officially Dead"
November 2, 2011U.M.Ph.!

" In A Jam"
October 5, 2011 Truck

" Seasonal Affective Disorder"
June 12, 2011 Durable Goods 2009-2010 Anthology

" What do Men Want (in response to Kim A)"
May 26, 2011 Poor Mojos Almanac, #540

"Wait-You Can't Hide It"
May 15, 2011 Istanbul Literary Review

"When I'm Drunk I Think About Phoenix"
May 7, 2011, The Endicott Review Vol. 28, Issue 1. Spring 2011

"An Ocean Inn"
May 6, 2011, Bagels with the Bards 6

" Falling For An Attached Woman"
April 28, 2011 Referential Magazine

" When you live by yourself"
April 24, 2011 Muddy River Poetry Review, Spring 2011

"I take my date and her Kid to the Zoo"
"A Circus Memory"
"All That We Ate"
"A Fifth of Scotch"
"Like Moths in the Night"
(print anthology, click link to purchase)
March 15, 2011 Curbside Splendor, Volume 1

" When it is Still Winter"
January 28, 2011 riverbabble 18

"the girl this weekend"
"An Angry Mel Gibson Gets a Dog"
January 15, 2011 Howls and Pushycats

" The rain is like the Things You Couldn't Stop"
January 2, 2011 Wilderness House Literary Review

"The Enabler"
"starting a poem with "sometimes" is really weak"
January 1, 2011 Gutter Eloquence

"Lovemaking Advice From A Serial Grape Eater"
"An 18 Year Old Searches For Her Soul"
November 20, 2010 Polarity

"The Next Better Place"
November 1, 2010, Ibbetson 28

"Goodbye You"
October 7, 2010, The Long Islander Newspaper

"Unwelcome Guest"
"We Are Not Talking"
"at eleven-fifty-nine"
"About Alison"
August 20, 2010 The Legendary

"A Girl in A Loft"
July 22, 2010, Bagels with the Bards Anthology 5

" Like The Moths in the Night"
July 13, 2010, Curbside Splendor

" Recipe for a Great Poem"
July 2, 2010, Gutter Eloquence

" Ode to Woodworm"
June 30, 2010, riverbabble 17

" Full fledged neurosis uncovered in my dreams
"Failed Marriage Camping Trip"
June 9, 2010, The Somerville News

"Comfort Food Menu from the Emotional Café" (written with Elizabeth Rawlins)
May 27, 2010, McSweeney's

"County Fair"
"Second Hands"
"Old Man in this Bar"
"Conversation about Mike"
May 28, 2010 Lit Up Magazine

"Hungover for Jury Duty"
May 14, 2010, Spoonful Journal

"Funeral With No Music"
April 28, 2010, Night Train 10.1

"these days I worry"
"Elementary Physics"
March 28, 2010 Screw Iowa

"Boston to Providence"
March 1, 2010, Gutter Eloquence

"Seasonal Affective Disorder"
February 27, 2010, Durable Goods #13

"April Ends"
"Here's to your new life and Those Who Didn't Know You"
January 7, 2010 Istanbul Literary Review

"From the Weekend "
December 1, 2009, decomP

"Hungover for Jury Duty" (audio)
"My Dear in Headlights" (audio)
November 16, 2009, Shape of A Box, Issue 58 (video journal)

"poem for the ex-ex-girlfriend of the OD victim "
October 23, 2009, Night Train 9.2

"Sending Out a Note" (scroll to botton)
"Throwing the Book at You"
September 23, 2009, The Somerville News

"Everything's Connected"
"Many Different Postions"
September 1, 2009, Grey Sparrow Journal

"While She Works On Her Marriage, I Get Drunk"
September 1, 2009, Gutter Eloquence

"the same time each day"
August 10, 2009, Poesis 3

"Getting Sea Sick, Deep Sea Fishing"
August 1, 2009, Web Weekly Digest

"From One Alcoholic to Another"
June 1, 2009, Bagels with the Bards Anthology 4

"Please Use Some, but not all the following Cliques"
May 22, 2009, Ibbetson 25

"These Other Days (for Trysh)"
May 18, 2009, Eden Water Press II Print Anthology: Journey

"how easy is a spring weekend"
May 9, 2009, Naturally Green Blog

"Brown Nose Works The Job"
May 3, 2009, Web Digest Weekly

"Black Heart Candy Company"
"College Job, 1984"
April, 2009, Zygote in my Coffee

"The Things I'd Say"
"On Being a Pallbearer"
"After the Cookout"
April 23, 2009, Cantaraville 6

"I Heart NY"
April 4, 2009, Web Digest Weekly

"the last word"
"The Things I'd Say"
March 25, 2009, Writing Hole Pod Cast (Gager poems starts at 15:00)

March 1, 2009, Web Digest Weekly

"149.99 per week"
February 7, 2009, Web Digest Weekly

"Mid-Life Diner"
February 3, 2009, Crit Poetry Journal

"Perspective of Time Going By"
January 12, 2009, Poiesis II

"Four Days before Thanksgiving, Boston to Colorado"
January 3, 2009, Scapegoat Review

"Even if There Isn't Any Rain"
"Before Dawn"
December 2008, Poetic Diversity

"a kiss is only a single moment in time"
December 8, 2008 Web Digest Weekly

"But we never discussed the Benefit Package"
"The Inn at Castle Hill"
December 4, 2008, Lit Up Magazine

"A Walk After Dinner on a Cool August Evening, Somerville, MA "
December 3, 2008, decomP

"Sitting Drunk on a Cooler in my Backyard",
November 20, 2008 Spare Change News

"Village Smokehouse"
"Between Two Points"
August 29, 2008, Fox Chase Review, Autumn-Winter 2008 Issue

"A Turtle in the Center of the Road"
August 10, 2008, Web Digest Weekly

July 22, 2008, Blue Print Review

"Time Served"
July 14, 2008, "Nibble #1"

"my god, we are so small"
July 12, 2008, Blood Orange Review

"Night in New York City"
"An Ocean Town"
June 30, 2008, Adagio Verse Quarterly

"My Uncle Coming Back from Vietnam with a Stump"
June 7, 2008, Delmarva Review

"Harvard Square"
"March 7"
"your laugh"
June 4, 2008 Spare Change News

"her silence"
May 13, 2008, Ibbetson Street 23

"Scituate Shoreline"
April 24, 2008, The Long-Islander Newspaper

"Reply to someone who said my poems were all sad"
April 2008, The Binnacle Fourth Annual Ultra-Short Edition 2007

"Swimming Lessons"
April 17, 2008, Thieves Jargon

"Sweet Cold Chicago"
April, 2008, Bagels with the Bards Anthology III

"In Bed..."
"For You to no one"
"Hit the road Now, Jack"
April-May 2008, 63 Channels

"out with the cool kids"
"when things go bad"
April 6, 2008, Lit Up Magazine

"Opening Day"
"Once per year"
April 1, 2008, Hobart Literary Journal

"Wants (you and him)"
"welcome to a fair"
April 2008, Boston Poetry Journal, "Bad Ass" Edition

"A Six Year Old in Motion"
March 24, 2008, The Somerville News, Lyrical Somerville

"A New Life"
December, 2007 The Mad Poets Review

"Scotch and Polish"
October 11, 2007, Poor Mojo's Almanac

"where i have been"
October 11, 2007, Spoonful Journal

"Howdy from Ohio"
October 1, 2007, Orange Room Review

"Stuck, in my old school ways"
September 3, 2007, Denver Syntax

"Your Personal Ground Zero (for Franz Wright)"
"Moving Boxes"
"Really Nice on Drugs"
Autumn 07,GUD (Greatest Uncommon Denominator)-Issue 01, Print

"Wedding Reception"
May 29, 2007, right hand pointing

May 26, 2007, Night Train Magazine

"Disowned by most of The Family"
May 11, 2007, Barnstorm

"city poem"
May 10, 2007, Ibbetson Street 21

"Cynical Moon Poems"
April 12, 2007, Blue Print Review

March, 2007, Bagels with the Bards Anthology II

"Flip Side"
"Untitled Weekend"
March 10, 2007, right hand pointing

"The Boy From Last Summer (seen on the Jimmy Fund Cancer Telethon)"
January, 2007, Edifice Wrecked

"Rabbit Maranville"
December 27, 2006, The Somerville News, Lyrical Somerville

"Serial Monogamy"
December 15, 2006, 63 Channels 2007 Calendar

"Old Man in this Bar"
November 4, 2006, Story Garden 7

"Hearing Voices"
"--------( )"
"She is as beautiful as..."
Sept-Oct 2006,63 Channels Fall-Winter Print Issue

"Drinks at five to ten PM"
September 25, 2006, The Somerville News, Lyrical Somerville

"Deep Puddle"
Sept-Oct 2006, 63 Channels

"1975 Bellmore, New York, Middle of a Heatwave"
July 2006,Spare Change News

"Lifting Waits"
"Dirt, Grass, Sand and Sea, Oceans of You and the Air that I Breathe"
April 2006,

"Eulogy (for Eddie)"
Autumn 2005, Whispers of Inspiration a poetry anthology edited by Steven Manchester

March 2005, Erato Poetry Magazine , poetry from the Park Slope Poetry Project

November 2004, High Horse Magazine II

September 2004, Spare Change News

Impetus Magazine

"Frozen Again"
"Hearing it Through the Woods"
June 2004, Skyline Magazine II

"Monday Morning, My Memories Create Art"
May 2004, Generation X National Journal

"Don't Try"
May 2004, Third Lung Review

"scheduled to see you at 6:43..."
April 2004, Lumox Press, Dufus Magazine

April 2004, Generation X National Journal

"Whiskey Poet"
March 2004, Typewritter Voodoo Magazine (a part of Warm Angel Whiskey)

March 2004, Poesy Magazine XXIV

"For the music of Anna backed by Craig Dryer's Blues"
"We Needed a Night Out"
"Lifting Waits"
"My photograph, My scotch"
March 2004, Poetry Life and Times

"Last Call"
"scheduled to see you at 6:43..."
"Candles Want"
March 2004, Kookamonga Square

"The same corner of the Bar"
October 2003, Poetry-For-All mini-booklet series

"A Do Dah Day"
"Where Were You When the Towers Fell?"
August 2003, The Somerville News, Lyrical Somerville

"Letting Grass define the Season"
June 2003, National Public Radio, Here and Now Program

June 2002, Ibbetson Street 13


October 1, 2021, The Epiphanies Project: Twenty Personal Revelations
"Going From Important To What Was Really Important"

June 2, 2020, WorkIt Health
"Being Of Service in the Age of Corona"

September 8, 2016, The Fix
"How 12 Steps Worked to Produce a Vegan"

November 10, 2015, The Sobriety Collective
"Timothy Gager's Story"

November 17, 2014, Big Table Publishing, Featured Authors
"My Analysis of Television and How It Influenced, "The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan"

September 22, 2014, Mass Poetry Website
"Going Wherever Time and Writing Takes Me"

September 18, 2013, The Somerville Times: Lyrical Somerville
"A Seven Year Old Takes a Drink"

February 9, 2011, The Somerville News: Lyrical Somerville
"Dire Series Memories"

January 31, 2011, Drinking Diaries
"My Personal Catelog of Dating Drinkers and Non-Drinkers"

June 9, 2010, Screw Iowa
"The Truth in Fiction and why you always hurt the ones you love "

February 4, 2010, Food Shenanigans!
"Wait, who's in the Super Bowl again?"


2016-present, Wilderness House Literary Review
Fiction Editor

2014-present, Newton Writers and Poets Center
Board of Directors

2014-present The Dead Market Writings
Editor. Writers repost published on-line work from now dead links

2012-2014 Show Me Your Grits
Editor where writers show their grittiest work

2012-2013, 1998-1999 New Graffiti Magazine
co-editor with Renee Angers

2011-2013, Printer's Devil Review
Editorial Consultant

2008-2010, Wilderness House Literary Review
Fiction Editor

May-August 2009, Story Garden 8: The Best of Scrawl
Editorial Staff

2004-2006, Heat City Literary Review
founding co-editor with Maria McCarthy

March 13, 2012, The Somerville News
"Somerville Writers and Writers Festival Alumni are in force at AWP"

November 8, 2006, The Somerville News
Interview with Lisa Carver

January 19, 2005, The Somerville News
In Appreciation: An Obituary for author Larry Brown

October 20, 2004, The Somerville News
Interview with Steve Almond

June 2004, Ibbetson Street Update
Czars of the Massachusetts Poetry Scene

May 2004, The Boston Girl Guide
Review of Deborah Priestly's The Woman has a Voice

May-June 2004, Premier Boston Magazine
Interview with Akrobatik

Out of the Blue Writers Unite: An Anthology of Fiction and Poetry from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,
co-editor, December 2003, Crooked River Press