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, born in New York City in 1954, is the author of eight previous books of poetry—most recently, Joyride (Marsh Hawk Press, 2013). He has authored two books of criticism, including A Different Sense of Power: Problems of Community in Late-Twentieth Century U.S. Poetrry (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001), and has co-edited two collections of criticism, including Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 2014). His poem, "Yinglish Strophes 9," was selected for The Best American Poetry 2007 (Scribner's) by Heather McHugh and David Lehman. His paintings hang in various collections. Fink is Professor of English at City University of New York-LaGuardia.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA