Poetry. In her introduction to Susie Timmons's first collection of poems, Alice Notley noted Timmons's personality, her "naked" train of thought and, above all, her wit. "I just want to know what she's going to say next... Witty doesn't just mean funny: it means things like fast, brainy, unexpected, resourceful, endowed with genius." THE NEW OLD PAINT is Timmons's second collection of poems, published 19 years after the first. Over this expanse of nearly two decades Timmons has stayed naked, absorbed with a warped range of poetic ephemera including the coruscation produced by the interplay of Surface and Depth as well as a variety of assumptions that equate Difficulty with Merit. Brainy, fast, the same words apply to Timmons's new poetry, fully resourceful, totally unexpected, "Hello! I am your American Flag! / I know; hard to believe, / a talking flag."
Susie Timmons was born in Chicago and has lived in New York most of her life. Timmons' first book of poetry, Locked from the Outside, was the inaugural winner of the Ted Berrigan Award, judged by Alice Notley, Robert Creeley, Anselm Hollo, and Ron Padgett. She is the author of THE NEW OLD PAINT (Faux Press & Other Publications, 2010) and SUPERIOR PACKETS (Wave Books, 2015).Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA