Poetry. "FROM THE FILES OF THE IMMANENT FOUNDATION is a beautiful work of hesitant wonder, coaxing stark narration, precept, adage and a strange, winsome yet doleful music out of bureaucratic and documentarian argot and protocol. Its long run of quirks and particulars makes it also a work of rash but strict invention, both an inquiry into invention and its anthem or hymn, its exemplum. Immanence's openly secret accord with emanation seems to be at issue or at least at work. I read it wishing it would never end."—Nathaniel Mackey
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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.