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
I’ve never had a blurb before. Neat. If anyone else wants to read the manuscript — which is still unpublished and vying for one of those first book awards — let me know and I’d be happy to send it. Being read is fun.