Poetry. "Timothy Liu is a poet faithful to forms of unruliness; devoted to the unembellished and unabashed. Equally committed to a poetic craft that is capable of rearranging reality from the chaos of desire and its surplus of frustration, in his work to date—now organized into major and minor arcana culled from personal archives of encounter and memory, and from an alertness to world politics and history—he has mastered various kinds of forms into works that are unmistakably his own...Inscribing the illusions and disappointment of personality with human relations as subjected to the dramaturgy of sex and desire, Liu commands that we care insomuch as outrageousness and generosity are finally devotion to 'The things loved least / loved at last.'"—Roberto Tejada from the "Foreword"
Timothy Liu's latest book of poetry is LET IT RIDE (Saturnalia Books, 2019). His previous books include LUMINOUS DEBRIS: NEW & SELECTED LEGERDEMAIN 1992-2017 (Barrow Street Press, 2018), KINGDOM COME: A FANTASIA (Talisman House, Publishers, 2017), DON'T GO BACK TO SLEEP (Saturnalia Books, 2014), POLYTHEOGAMY (Saturnalia Books, 2009), BENDING THE MIND AROUND THE DREAM'S BLOWN FUSE (Talisman House, Publishers, 2009), HARD EVIDENCE (Talisman House, Publishers, 2001), WORD OF MOUTH: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GAY AMERICAN POETRY (Talisman House, Publishers, 2000), SAY GOODNIGHT (Copper Canyon Press, 1998) and BURNT OFFERINGS (Copper Canyon Press, 1995). His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. A reader of occult esoterica, he lives in Manhattan and Woodstock, NY.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA