American Fractal

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$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Red Hen Press
Publish Date
Pages
102
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.3 X 8.8 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781597091305
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About the Author

Timothy Green was born in Rochester, New York, in 1980. He worked in an mRNA research lab, and as a group home counselor for mentally ill adults, before moving west to serve as editor of the poetry journal RATTLE. His poems have appeared in many journals, including The Connecticut Review, The Florida Review, Fugue, Mid-American Review, and Nimrod International Journal. Green has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and is winner of the 2006 Phi Kappa Phi award from the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the poet Megan O'Reilly Green. American Fractal is his first book-length collection.

Reviews

The poems in Timothy Green's "American Fractal" find love within love; landscape within landscape; the 'I' and 'you' nestled within the bigger 'I' and 'you.' Unpredictable, uproarious, and true to the wonder of the moment, Green's poems are chockfull of magical imagery that blurs the waking and dream life.--Denise Duhamel, author of "Queen for a Day" and "Kinky"
Timothy Green's "American Fractal" is a remarkable study in the refraction of language. As with memory, language bends and shapes itself, defining and redefining images like opposing mirrors, reflecting an infinite succession of epiphanies. The effect is evocative, energized and sure-footed, full of nuance and thematic dexterity, as in his exquisite poem 'Hiking Alone' where insights like glimmerings in a 'box of moonlight, ' are made translucent by the kind god of this fine poet's imagination. This book has the gift of passion. It has fire at its core.--James Ragan, author of "The Hunger Wall" and "Lusions"
In Timothy Green's appropriately titled "American Fractal" a whole vision is created from fragments of American myths, family, religion, the body, holidays, money, food, art, lovers, science, ads, and even earthquakes. His poems are wonderfully original and American in their irony--it's a kind-hearted irony with truth as its goal. With his subjects '...each image one moment / behind the last catching up and catching up.' Startling and alive, these are self-aware poems that break apart and then come back together. Green writes, 'One thing is always / mistaken for / another, as if accident were / the fundamental attribute of life.' Green's poems build with language, imagery, and a sweet cleverness into surprising commentaries and imaginative revelations. This is an outstanding first book.--Laurie Blauner, author of "All This Could Be Yours" and "Facing the Facts"

The poems in Timothy Green's "American Fractal" find love within love; landscape within landscape; the 'I' and 'you' nestled within the bigger 'I' and 'you.' Unpredictable, uproarious, and true to the wonder of the moment, Green's poems are chockfull of magical imagery that blurs the waking and dream life.

--Denise Duhamel, author of "Queen for a Day" and "Kinky"

Timothy Green's "American Fractal" is a remarkable study in the refraction of language. As with memory, language bends and shapes itself, defining and redefining images like opposing mirrors, reflecting an infinite succession of epiphanies. The effect is evocative, energized and sure-footed, full of nuance and thematic dexterity, as in his exquisite poem 'Hiking Alone' where insights like glimmerings in a 'box of moonlight, ' are made translucent by the kind god of this fine poet's imagination. This book has the gift of passion. It has fire at its core.

--James Ragan, author of "The Hunger Wall" and "Lusions"

In Timothy Green's appropriately titled "American Fractal" a whole vision is created from fragments of American myths, family, religion, the body, holidays, money, food, art, lovers, science, ads, and even earthquakes. His poems are wonderfully original and American in their irony--it's a kind-hearted irony with truth as its goal. With his subjects '...each image one moment / behind the last catching up and catching up.' Startling and alive, these are self-aware poems that break apart and then come back together. Green writes, 'One thing is always / mistaken for / another, as if accident were / the fundamental attribute of life.' Green's poems build with language, imagery, and a sweet cleverness into surprising commentaries and imaginative revelations. This is an outstanding first book.

--Laurie Blauner, author of "All This Could Be Yours" and "Facing the Facts"

The poems in Timothy Green s "American Fractal" find love within love; landscape within landscape; the I and you nestled within the bigger I and you. Unpredictable, uproarious, and true to the wonder of the moment, Green s poems are chockfull of magical imagery that blurs the waking and dream life.

Denise Duhamel, author of "Queen for a Day" and "Kinky""

Timothy Green s "American Fractal" is a remarkable study in the refraction of language. As with memory, language bends and shapes itself, defining and redefining images like opposing mirrors, reflecting an infinite succession of epiphanies. The effect is evocative, energized and sure-footed, full of nuance and thematic dexterity, as in his exquisite poem Hiking Alone where insights like glimmerings in a box of moonlight, are made translucent by the kind god of this fine poet s imagination. This book has the gift of passion. It has fire at its core.

James Ragan, author of "The Hunger Wall" and "Lusions""

In Timothy Green s appropriately titled "American Fractal" a whole vision is created from fragments of American myths, family, religion, the body, holidays, money, food, art, lovers, science, ads, and even earthquakes. His poems are wonderfully original and American in their irony it s a kind-hearted irony with truth as its goal. With his subjects ...each image one moment / behind the last catching up and catching up. Startling and alive, these are self-aware poems that break apart and then come back together. Green writes, One thing is always / mistaken for / another, as if accident were / the fundamental attribute of life. Green s poems build with language, imagery, and a sweet cleverness into surprising commentaries and imaginative revelations. This is an outstanding first book.

Laurie Blauner, author of "All This Could Be Yours" and "Facing the Facts""

The poems in Timothy Green s American Fractal find love within love; landscape within landscape; the I and you nestled within the bigger I and you. Unpredictable, uproarious, and true to the wonder of the moment, Green s poems are chockfull of magical imagery that blurs the waking and dream life.

Denise Duhamel, author of Queen for a Day and Kinky

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Timothy Green s American Fractal is a remarkable study in the refraction of language. As with memory, language bends and shapes itself, defining and redefining images like opposing mirrors, reflecting an infinite succession of epiphanies. The effect is evocative, energized and sure-footed, full of nuance and thematic dexterity, as in his exquisite poem Hiking Alone where insights like glimmerings in a box of moonlight, are made translucent by the kind god of this fine poet s imagination. This book has the gift of passion. It has fire at its core.

James Ragan, author of The Hunger Wall and Lusions

"

In Timothy Green s appropriately titled American Fractal a whole vision is created from fragments of American myths, family, religion, the body, holidays, money, food, art, lovers, science, ads, and even earthquakes. His poems are wonderfully original and American in their irony it s a kind-hearted irony with truth as its goal. With his subjects ...each image one moment / behind the last catching up and catching up. Startling and alive, these are self-aware poems that break apart and then come back together. Green writes, One thing is always / mistaken for / another, as if accident were / the fundamental attribute of life. Green s poems build with language, imagery, and a sweet cleverness into surprising commentaries and imaginative revelations. This is an outstanding first book.

Laurie Blauner, author of All This Could Be Yours and Facing the Facts

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