Poetry. "Reading Thomas Fink's GOSSIP leaves you giddy and satiated, just like a good `dirt' session should! Fink collages fractured dialogue, political farce, pop song lyrics, and tabloid tidbits to make his deliberate music and `tactful oomph.' The poems utilizing the crazy and gorgeous `found speech' of a child are pure delight, elevating chitchat to new poetic heights. I, for one, can confirm this rumor: Fink's GOSSIP is one amazing read"—Denise Duhamel.
Thomas Fink has published 11 previous books of poetry-most recently A PAGEANT FOR EVERY ADDICTION (Marsh Hawk P, 2020), written collaboratively with Maya D. Mason, Hedge Fund Certainty (Meritage P and i.e. P, 2019) and SELECTED POEMS & POETIC SERIES (Marsh Hawk, 2016). He is the author of Reading Poetry with College and University Students: Overcoming Barriers and Deepening Engagement (Bloomsbury, 2022). Other books include A Different Sense of Power: Problems of Community in Late Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001) and the co-edited anthology, Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry (U of Alabama P, 2014). His work appeared in Best American Poetry 2007, edited by David Lehman and Heather McHugh. Fink's paintings hang in various collections. He is Professor of English at CUNY- LaGuardia.