Poetry. Born in New York City, Finkelstein is a poet and literary critic. His Previous books include Restless Messengers, and the three-volume serial poem TRACK: TRACK. He has written extensively about modern and postmodern poetry, and about Jewish Literature. "After the Track Trilogy, one of the most brilliant and audacious works in recent American literature, what a pleasure to discover these earlier poems by Norman Finkelstein. Lyrical, probing, and always finely wrought, there is a tenderness in this book that can break your heart"--Paul Auster.
Norman Finkelstein is the author of eleven books of poetry and six books of literary criticism, and has written extensively about modern poetry and Jewish literature. Born in New York City, he received his BA from Binghamton University and his PhD from Emory University. He is Emeritus Professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has lived since 1980. His most recent works include IN A BROKEN STAR (Dos Madres Press, 2021), FROM THE FILES OF THE IMMANENT FOUNDATION (Dos Madres Press, 2018), THE RATIO OF REASON TO MAGIC (Dos Madres Press, 2016), TRACK (Shearsman Books, 2012) and INSIDE THE GHOST FACTORY (March Hawk Press, 2010). His most recent book of criticism is To Go Into the Words (2023), a volume of selected essays, which appears in the Poets on Poetry series from the University of Michigan Press. He writes and edits the poetry review blog Restless Messengers.