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
Norman Fischer is a poet and essayist from the San Francisco Bay Area. His latest poetry collections 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). His latest prose work is Training in Compassion. Forthcoming from University of Alabama Press is his Experience: Essays on Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion. Fischer is a senior Zen Buddhist priest, a former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, and founder of the Everyday Zen Foundation.