Tsaurah Litzky


Tsaurah Litzky is a multi-faceted writer widely known for her poetry and erotic fiction.
She also writes fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, art criticism and book reviews.

Her erotic novella, The Motion Of The Ocean, was published by Simon & Schuster as part of Three The Hard Way, a series of erotic novellas edited by Susie Bright.

Baby On the Water - New and Selected Poems (1990-2003), was published by Long Shot Press. She has also published ten poetry chapbooks including Blessing Poems (Synaethesia Press 2006), Good Bye Beautiful Mother (Low Tech Press 2001). Snapdragon Press has published Tsaurah’s Blake Haunts Me (2005), Crazy Lust (2007) and most recently Blue Blood of Morning (2009), now in its third printing. Tsaurah's new poetry collection, Cleaning The Duck, was published to rave reviews in November 2011.

Tsaurah’s writing has appeared in over a hundred publications including Best American Erotica (eight times), Penthouse, New York Times, Sex For America, The Worst Book I Ever Read, Politically Inspired, Rattapallax, The Blacklisted Journalist, Long Shot, Clean Sheets, Paramour, Tribes 12, Booglit, Crimes Of The Beats, Unbearables, Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Beet, Brooklyn Rail, Proverbial Monkey, Downtown Poets, Williamsburg Observer, Artspeak, Clara Venus, Mammoth Book Of Best New Erotica (3 times), Tales from the Infirmary, The Urban Bizarre, Down Is Down But So Is Up, Bitten, X – The Erotic Treasury. During the 90’s Tsaurah was a columnist for the former arts weekly, Downtown where she wrote an Eros and Existence column.

A long time presence on the New York poetry and performance scene, Tsaurah has performed her work in many venues including Bowery Poetry Club, Barbes, National Arts Club, Gathering Of The Tribes, Theater For The New City, St. Marks Church, Nyorican Poets Café, Knitting Factory, Stevens Institute and the Howl Festival. In 2006 she was named one of the Twenty Poets Laureate of New York City by the Peoples Poetry Gathering. In 2004 she was a featured reader at the thirty-fifth Burning Tongues Poetry Festival in Ruigoord Netherlands. She was also one of the grand finalists in the U.S. Poets in Mexico 2009 competition.

Tsaurah has taught erotic fiction, erotic literature and fiction writing at the New School and erotic poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club.

She is the founder of the writers community, The Bridge.

Tsaurah lives in a Brooklyn Waterfront apartment where she can see the Statue of Liberty out her kitchen window. She continues to believe it is a privilege to be a poet and that this is the promised land.

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