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. Her book, Superior Packets, was published by Wave Books in 2015.
Twenty years after her award-winning collection Locked from the Outside comes this much-anticipated second title [The New Old Paint]. As it turns out her long hiatus was NEVER from poetry, just some time away from the poetry scene. WHAT A RELIEF! And because she never actually left poetry these new poems contain all her skills of precision and jolting epiphanies her earlier work mesmerized us with. How rare is it to read a book of poems and get wowed at every turn of the page? RARE! I say rare!
— CAConrad, The Poetry Project Newsletter
Very fast, very conceptual, funny and magical. Nobody like her. I loved her work then and now.
— Eileen Myles
Reviews of books by Susie Timmons
- “Song from the Esperanto” (from the Woodland Pattern poetry archive)
- “My Special Entrance” (on ALL SMALL CAPS)
- Four poems (in BOMB)
- Reading for Jupiter88