Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Timothy Liu is too often reduced to being a poet of sexual audacity. He is audacious, but perhaps in his baroque architecture, his fluency, his intricacy, and his unwillingness to reduce himself by dogma or theory or design. I love his growing, growling work, and his violent soft hints about the whole body politic in progressive zooms. But the permanent, complicated delight is Liu's poetry itself: uncontrollable melancholy and music"--David Shapiro. Timothy Liu is the other of seven other books of poetry, most recently POLYTHEOGAMY, also available from SPD. His poems have been translated into nine languages, and his papers and journals are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. He lives in Manhattan.
Timothy Liu's previous books of poems include Vox Angelica (Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award), Say Goodnight (PEN/Open Book Beyond Margins Award) and Of Thee I Sing (a Publishers Weekly Book-of-the-Year). Translated into over a dozen languages, his poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, Virginia Quarterly Review, Washington Post Book World and The Yale Review. 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.