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Timothy Liu; Greg Drasler, illus.; Charles Altieri, intro.

Poet/Artist Collaboration Series

2009 • 100 pp. 16 color illus. 6 x 9"

$16.00 Paperback, 978-0-9818591-0-1

Explore themes of sexuality, marriage, monogamy, and fidelity through a series of 64 lyric poems and 24 painting/sculptures

Polytheogamy is the fifth installment in the Saturnalia Books Artist/Poet Collaboration series. Poet Timothy Liu and artist Greg Drasler explore themes of sexuality, marriage, monogamy, and fidelity through a series of 64 lyric poems and 24 painting/sculptures. Liu’s terse playful poems and Drasler’s sparse decorative spaces create a thrilling, sensual dance, playing off themes of “emptiness and fullness,” as renowned critic Charles Altieri explains in his introduction.

Reviews / Endorsements

“It is difficult not to think about Robert Creeley when reading Liu's sparse and unreletingly lucid lines. Even Liu's insistenly enthmatic logic echoes Creeley, albeit with an indulgence approaching but not embracing surrealism. But there are emotional timbres that even a gay Robert Creeley might not risk.... Liu's lucidity is ludic, or almost ludic because of his sense of the freedom evoked by his insistent refusal of lyric expansiveess. The negatives born of Liu's lucidity become strange sources of plenitude.”—Charles Altieri

TIMOTHY LIU is the author of six books of poems, most recently Of Thee I Sing and For Dust Thou Art. An Associate Professor of English at William Paterson University and a member of the Core Faculty in Bennington College’s Graduate Writing Seminars, Liu lives in Manhattan.

GREG DRASLER'S artworks have been shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the R.C. Erpf Gallery, the Shea & Becker Gallery, the Generous Miracles Gallery, the Van Brunt Gallery, the Center for Contemporary Art in Chicago, and a variety of other galleries. Drasler has received fellowships from the Mary C. McLellan Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Princeton University, Pratt Institute of the Arts, and Montclair State University.

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