Ripples in the Fabric of the Universe

In Ripples in the Fabric of the Universe, Jim Tilley draws on his experience as a poet and mathematician to fix a lens on the current raw state of the country and the world and on interpersonal relationships. At times, his mood is merely contemplative, especially while expressing his fondness for nostalgia and in his testaments to family and friends, but as he delves relentlessly into matters political, ecological, and environmental, that mood turns darker, even ominous, infused occasionally with humor to present a more optimistic outlook.


“Perhaps it takes a mind in equal measure that of a mathematician and an artist to produce a work with such perceptual and emotional bandwidth. Here we find poems of pure observation and distilled reminiscence; of rapt attention and a capacious imagination; of sheer whimsy and thinly disguised indignation. Tilley may despair at our pervasive human folly but ultimately finds solace, if not faith, in our natural abode. A most expansive read.”

Scott Mason, author of The Wonder Code: Discover the Way of Haiku and See the World with New Eyes

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Publication Date: June 18, 2024

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 9781636281452