Without Warning (Paperback)
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Poetry. Tim Greenup's debut poetry collection, WITHOUT WARNING, probes the poignancy and absurdity of profound change. The speakers face violent, primitive landscapes and countless dangers: intruders in the home, bank shootings, melting flames, the loss of a beloved mother. Crisis lurks around every corner so that even an object as mundane as a root vegetable takes on an aspect of terror. Amidst this darkness, Greenup buoys us with an inimitable sense of humor. Like the writing of Samuel Beckett or James Tate, the surreal heightens the human here, and the carnival mirror Greenup has so carefully crafted reflects all of us dealing with change, for better or worse. This is an exciting, madcap debut, and Greenup is a stunning new voice in Pacific Northwest literature.
"Tim Greenup writes poems that are as real as dreams, as forthright as drinks with a friend you're secretly in love with, as lyrically vertiginous as a day at the office. He writes poems that are beautiful and worthy answers to the unmitigated absurdity of everyday life."--Kathryn Nuernberger.