Poetry. "After taxes, when most of us feel fleeced, Thomas Fink opens his secret accounts. The wealth of his world is acoustic, and endless, and available to all. By turns observant and inventive, these poems find the parts of our lives beyond all tithes, turning our obligations and debts into freedom and abundance. No one listens like this poet does, or so shows us the hidden worth of our words"—Joseph Donahue.
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