Timothy Gager

Poet, Fiction Writer

Dedham, MA 02026
(617) 623-5950

Author's Bio

Timothy Gager is the author of sixteen books of fiction and poetry. His latest, Poems of 2020,is his ninth of poetry. Timothy hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2001 to 2018, and as a virtual series starting in 2020. Timothy was the co-founder of The Somerville News Writers Festival. He has had over one-thousand works of fiction and poetry published, of which seventeen have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio.

Timothy is the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, and the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts with some fish and two rabbits, and he is employed as a social worker. He is currently seeking representation for his third novel, Joe the Salamander, a semi-finalist for The Holland Prize.

Publications & Prizes


Every Day There Is Something About Elephants (Big Table Publishing Company, 2018)
Grand Slams: A Coming of Eggs Story (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016)
The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan (Big Table Publishing Company, 2014)
Treating A Sick Animal (Cervena Barva Press, 2009)
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Bartleby Snopes
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Prick of the Spindle
Six Sentences


Spreading Like Wild Flowers (Big Table Publishing Company, 2019)
Chief Jay Strongbow is Real (Big Table Publishing Company, 2017)
The Shutting Door (Ibbetson Street Press, 2013)
These Poems are Not Pink Clouds (Propaganda Press, 2008)
this is where you go when you are gone (Cervena Barva Press, 2008)
We Needed a Night Out (Cyberwit.net, 2006)
Short Street (Zumaya Publications, 2005)
The Same Corner of the Bar (Ibbetson Street Press, 2004)
Twenty-Six Pack (Dead End Street Press, 2003)
Anti Social Network (Redneck Press, 2013)
Blood Orange Review
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Boston Literary Review
Ibbetson Street
Ibbetson Street Press, issues 19, 20, 21, 22, 24
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Nixes Mate Review
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Prizes won: 

Semi-Finalist Holland Prize for Fiction


More Information

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Adults, Any
Born in: 
West Islip
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Smithtown, NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 15, 2021