Poetry. "INSIDE THE GHOST FACTORY finds Norman Finkelstein returning to his pre-TRACK fascination with the Coleridgean fancy, first delineated in Restless Messengers. Here, however, Samuel Coleridge meets William Gibson and the result is a retro- Blakean myth for the age of Text and Tweet. These transmissions from 'elsewhere,' manufactured on the assembly lines of 'Ghosts, Incorporated. Poetry, Incorporated' (Limited, I might add), are gleefully dissected by Finkelstein as so much 'clap-trap.' Still, there's no correcting the blur of occultation and occlusion for the poet who believes 'Books were made for secrets they cannot/keep: this is what it means to be/read'"—Tyrone Williams.
Norman Finkelstein was born in New York City in 1954. He received his B.A. from Binghamton University and his Ph.D. from Emory University. He is a Professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has lived since 1980. He is the author of eight books of poetry and five books of literary criticism, and has written extensively about modern poetry and Jewish literature. His most recent books are SCRIBE (Dos Madres Press, 2009), On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2010), and INSIDE THE GHOST FACTORY (Marsh Hawk Press, 2010).Author City: CINCINNATI, OH USA