Poetry. The poems in this book are attempts at keeping time. A sonnet sequence constructed by writing one line a day with a month passing in between every line of each sonnet, and each of the lines tweeted immediately after being written, NOTCHED SUNSETS navigates toward unknown ends to arrive elsewhere and never where initially planned. The second part of the book, "Node Nets," provides notes on the sonnets—first thoughts, web searches, dictionary definitions, and the occasional stock image. The third part of the book, "Zwitschern in der Dämmerung," recapitulates the lines in reverse chronological order, re-punctuated and reconfigured from the Twitter feed. The poem starts on Bastille Day and ends on the same day Carl Gustav Witt discovered the asteroid 433 Eros.
Tim Wood is the author of two books of poems, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS HOME (BlazeVOX, 2010) and NOTCHED SUNSETS (Atelos, 2016). He is also co-editor of The Hip Hop Reader (Longman, 2008). His critical work on poetry and poetics can be found at ActionYes.org and Jacket2.org as well as in Convolution and Leviathan; his poetry reviews can be found at the Colorado Review, The Iowa Review, and the Boston Review. A Fulbright scholar at the University of Tübingen in Germany from 2013 to 2014, he is currently an associate professor of English at SUNY Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York.Author City: SOUTHOLD, NY USA