Timothy Gager


Biography of Timothy Gager

Timothy Gager poet

Timothy Gager is the author of ten books of short fiction and poetry. His latest, The Shutting Door (Ibbetson Street Press) is his first full-length book of poetry in nine years. He has hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month for the past twelve years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.

He has had over 250 works of fiction and poetry published since 2007: nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio. He lives on www.timothygager.com

Timothy Gager's Works:

The Shutting Door
Anti-Social Network
Treating A Sick Animal: Flash and Micro Fictions
These Poems Are Not Pink Clouds
This is Where You Go When You Are Gone
We Needed a Night Out
Short Street
The same corner of the Bar
Twenty-Six Pack
The Damned Middle

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The Shutting Door

We are solid oak doors that shut
on our past, close on dead mothers,
sons, daughters. These doors swell
often, won’t open. One midnight

we walked towards woods, the moss
cold under our toes, as we were,
caught in the light for a moment;
a glimpse of half full. We are dim

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