Charles Bernstein calls ZEUGMA “Fresh marvelous exuberant lyric wildness"
“Fink’s poems are an invitation to a dance: they spur a conversation with the future, the past, and the present. I enjoy seeing how the anxieties of antecedents play out: one visual allusion leads to another, one set of topics and tropes leads to thinking of other authors, and so on.” — Susan Smith Nash
“Everyone in our family, whoever that is, is a Martian; now we need to listen to what they are saying. Tom Fink does that and more.” — John Yau
“Tom Fink’s poetry catches the patter of patterns breaking down – and meaning migrating from one sphere and lexicon to another. His words jab and jabber, sparkle and snarl with ‘talismanic allure.’ But more than just playful, he’s also an agitator, disassembling our political clichés to expose their insanity.” — Elaine Equi
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.