Timothy Green was born in Western New York in 1980. A Rush Rhees and Take Five Scholar at the University of Rochester, Green studied English, biochemistry, psychology, and eastern philosophy, and worked as a technician in a molecular biology lab, supporting research on mRNA binding structures. He graduated magna cum laude in 2003, earning awards from Phi Beta Kappa, the Golden Key National Honors Society, and the Academy of American Poets.

For two years Green remained in Rochester, working as a group home counselor for adults with schizophrenia.

In 2004, he moved to Southern California to become assistant editor and then editor of Rattle, now one of the widest-circulating poetry magazines in the world.

American Fractal, Timothy Green’s first book-length collection of poetry, was published by Red Hen Press in 2009. His poems and short stories have appeared in dozens of publications, including The Connecticut Review, Florida Review, Fugue, Gargoyle, Los Angeles Review, Mid-American Review, Nimrod International Journal, Paterson Literary Review, and Runes. An earlier version of American Fractal won the Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award from the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with a Masters in Professional Writing in 2009.

Timothy Green is also co-founder of the annual Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival, and a contributing columnist for the Press-Enterprise newspaper. He lives in the mountains near Los Angeles.




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