Poetry. THE STRUGGLERS is Norman Fischer's fourth book of poetry with Singing Horse Press. Divided into six poetic sequences, "Norman Fischer's new poems—including a rhetorically stunning series after Mandelstam—make you stop and think—about everyday life and its sampled commodifications—about global turbulence and local pleasure. These poems create a path for reflection as a means for intensified sensation and transformation. 'No end to ending, no beginning to beginning, no beginning to ending, no ending to beginning.' Start here now."—Charles Bernstein
Author City: KANEOHE, HI USA
A Zen Buddhist priest, abbot, and teacher, and author of many collections of poetry, Norman Fischer received his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. His recent books include ESCAPE THIS CRAZY LIFE OF TEARS: JAPAN, JULY 2010 (Tinfish Press, 2014), THE STRUGGLERS (Singing Horse Press, 2013), CONFLICT (Chax Press, 2012), and QUESTIONS/PLACES/VOICES/SEASONS (Singing Horse Press, 2009). He has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area writing community since the 1970's, loosely associated with the Language Movement. His latest prose work is Training in Compassion. Forthcoming from University of Alabama Press is his Experience: Essays on Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion.