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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 orde ...more
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Published February 15th 2009 by Red Hen Press
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American Fractal

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 li
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Jun 18, 2009 Timothy Green rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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This is my book. I probably shouldn't list my own book, but I did read it. If I was being objective, I'd probably give it 4 stars, in all honesty. I like the thematic structure and the layered accessibility, but some of the poems fall a little flat, or finish with too much self-important flourish. I'd buy it and recommend it, but I wouldn't give it a prize.
Jamey
I was touched by these poems and struck by their originality and tenderness. The voice is wise but not jaded, shaped by loss but not cynical. Hard to put down. Add it to your short list.
Karen
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Malcolm Alexander
This is about to be published. Tim, the Editor of Rattle, sent me a photocopy and it was full of wonderful poems
Janet
Everything poetry should be--crystalline and profound and simple, the perfect word in just the right place
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Timothy Green 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 Rhysling Award, and i ...more
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