I knew Liam a little when I was on the board of the Associated Writing Programs. Liam's political instincts were always on the side of freedom & imagination. He was a lovely man.Â His suicide comes as a shock, though he had stoically endured poor health for many years. I also knew Tree Swenson through the same organization, to whom I send my deepest sympathy. I feel as if I've lost an older cousin, someone I should have been more attentive to, but now it is too late.