Monday, June 23, 2014

Ibbetson 35 is out, with the late Ed Galing on the cover

Doug Holder and Harris Gardner have done it again. Honored to have my poem, "About Making Love" in this print issue.

About Making Love                
 by Timothy Gager

Something released, birds
flew homeward, better than
pigeons homing, better than
cages, we talked about
vexing inward, in land
there is dark
lit tunnels, shadowy, deep,
we talked about
making love, comfort,
and about birds.

Also in this issue, Michael Collier, Marge Piercy, Brendan Galvin, Ted Kooser, Daniel Tobin, Laura Cherry, Lawrence Kessenich, Irene Koronas, Kathleen Spivack, Ralph Pennel, Teisha Dawn Twomey, Richard Hoffman and many more friends and poets I'm proud to be associated with

To order it go to the publisher's on-line bookstore

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Coming Soon: The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan (a novel)...some blurbs and West Coast Schedule-SD, Sea, Portland, Oakland and LA

Some Reviews from 

a) The Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene
b) Amazon 

  As the son of two psychoanalysts, I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being and a fearless writer. His prose is odd, mordant, and disobedient. Read him at your peril.

Steve Almond, “God Bless America: Stories”
Timothy Gager's “The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan” is a gangbusters novel, its characters sharply defined against a backdrop both tense and funny. Bill Sloan is the therapist no one wants, especially since you might say he needs therapy more than his patients. This is a great read.

Rusty Barnes, co-founder Night Train Magazine, author of “Reckoning”

Timothy Gager blasts another beauty of twisted humanity at its best in “The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan”. Gager steers us “like a bird without wings” through this hilarious and strangely familiar brood of characters, accelerating and diving down into the intricacies and mania of our own inner pathos. Get a copy!

–Meg Tuite, “Bound By Blue”   

September 2, 2014 Cambridge, Ma
Book Release Party
event listing Porter Square Books, 7 PM 

Tuesday Release Pary Appointment of The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan
Porter Square Shopping Center

with readings by Robin Stratton (Publisher of), 

Christopher Reilley (cover design) 
and Rusty Barnes (famous Blurber of)
...and then the tour
(to help fund the tour with half going to charity, while reading the reasons, go HERE)


 October 6, 2014 San Diego, California 
event listing The Ink Spot, 7 PM 

Monday Appointments with San Diego Writers 
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 203, San Diego, Ca

Featuring with Heather Fowler, Maggie May Ethridge and Bonnie Zobell

October 9, 2014 Seattle, Washington
event listing

Bang and a Smoke Series, Time 8 PM

The Interrobang Appointments of Timothy Gager

The Pocket Theater
8312 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle

Featuring with Dave Clapper's Interrobang Improv
The Pocket Theater, 

October 10, 2014 Portland, Oregon
event listing

The Jade Lounge, 8 PM 

Friday Appointment with Portland Writers 
2342 SE Ankeny Portland, Oregon

Featuring with Parker Tettleton, Liz Prato, Dena Rash Guzman
Yuvi Zalkow, Sam Snoek-Brown,  and Julia ClareTillinghast  

October 11, 2014  Oakland, California
event listing listed later 

E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore

The Saturday Appointment with Bay Area Writers
410 13th St.Oakland, California

Featuring with Alexandra Naughton and TBA

October 12, 2014 Los Angeles, California 
event listing

Roar Shack Series, 4 PM 

The Sunday Appointment with LA Writers
826 in Echo Park 1714 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 
Los Angeles, California

Reading with: Tanya Ward Goodman, Kima Jones and Jeff Edwards 
Hosted by David Rocklin 


 November 16, 2014 New York, New York
event listing listed later

Sunday Salon, 7 PM 

Jimmy's no. 43 
43 East Seventh Street, , New York, New York

Hosted by Nita Noveno and Sara Lippman


Monday, June 9, 2014

Cape Fear Review publishes "Iron Mike Behind Bars"

In 2013, I heard an interview with Mike Tyson and his main concern was that no matter how hard we wants to be considered and viewed as a good person, it's impossible. He thanks his wife for understanding him and looking past all that-and also for accepting him as a common man, no longer with a heavyweight income.

I was struck by his interview because it softened the hardened negative opinion I'd had of him. This piece of empathy and truth I gained from the interview is what I drew from when I wrote this story (which appears HERE.)

Thanks to Cape Fear Review, a new market for writers. Here's what they say, Cape Fear Review is a biannual effort, conceived, edited, and produced by Vallie Lynn Watson and Gregory Napp, whose friendship dates from some time in 2005, somewhere in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where they studied and played at the Center for Writers.

Cape Fear Review publishes two issues per year, summer and winter, releasing two stories into the wild each week until that season’s issue is fully at large. We currently operate on a solicitation-only basis.

Podcast from Eastern Point Lit House reading.

Inside Eastern Point Lit House

Gloucester-Third reading in five days as "The Shutting Door Tour" is now almost finished. Some of my set was captured here and it's half new poems and the other half are read from the book.

Eastern Point Lit House is a great place where there are readings, workshops and books for sale. They are also an arm of Eastern Point Press. Check out the link for all their events and offerings.

There I saw the owners and friends Christopher Anderson and Jenn Monroe---I know it's cliche to say "good people" but they are good people.