The Lovers

Timothy Liu, Poet • Nancy Spero, Artist

About the Poet

Timothy Liu is the author of twelve numerous books of poems, including "Of Thee I Sing," selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2004 Book-of-the-Year; "Say Goodnight," a 1998 PEN Open Book Margins Award; and "Vox Angelica," which won the 1992 Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. He has also edited "Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry." He is currently a Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

About the Artist

Artist and activist Nancy Spero (1926-2009) is best known for her anti-war and feminist collages and paintings. She was a leading proponent of the Women's Movement in 20th-century art. Her oeuvre, spanning over six decades across the mediums of painting, drawing, print, collage, and mural, is characterized by a lifelong commitment to socially and politically engaged artmaking. 


"The Lovers" read by the poet