Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo) was born and raised in San Jose, California, by immigrant parents from mainland China. Liu has also resided in Hong Kong, Utah, and Texas, living a life full of contradiction and beauty. Timothy Liu is the author of four books of poems: Vox Angelica (1992--winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America), Burnt Offerings (Copper Canyon Press, 1995), Say Goodnight (Copper Canyon Press, 1998) and Hard Evidence (Talisman House, 2001). He is also the editor of Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry(Talisman House, 2000). An Assitant Professor at William Paterson University, Liu makes his home in Hoboken, NJ.