Poetry. Teeming with the fragments of ancestors' whispers and mistranslated ad lingo, these poems are intricate and wildly disjunctive. We may be stuck in a world where "Casinos are in every cortex," but that doesn't mean that there isn't also room for "aspiring Democracy" to burst forth.
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.