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American Fractal

Green, Timothy

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ISBN 10: 1597091308 / ISBN 13: 9781597091305
Published by Red Hen Press, Los Angeles, 2009
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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Title: American Fractal

Publisher: Red Hen Press, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine+

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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Each portion forming a reduced-size copy of the whole, a fractal is forever fragmented, both chaotic and ordered, endlessly complex. Timothy Green’s American Fractal sees this pattern emerge from the fabric of modern culture, as it navigates the personal, the political, and the metaphysical, in a lyric dreamscape in which an eerie chaos lurks just behind the façade of order―where “what looks like / a river...could be a log,” “...as if accident were / the fundamental attribute of life.” In separate poems, one man sells ad space on his forehead, while another examines the multitudes of his own voice on an audio cassette recorder. Each life is but another section of the fractal, the past and the future two mirrors that face each other to perpetuate the illusion of infinites. At turns evocative and sweetly ironic, Green straddles the line between accessibility and complexity, exploring “how the wind whispers our secrets,” how “that little tremor” of understanding “touches your sleeve, lets go.”

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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.

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