I Was Blown Back

I Was Blown Back

by Norman Fischer
     
 

Poetry. "Norman Fischer is aware that even if "words are free of their intentions," it is difficult to free ourselves of our intentions for them and allow the poem to find its way. This is one of the many paradoxes regarding poetic speech (and poetic silence) that reverberate at the core of his work. The two distinctive sequences that form I WAS BLOWN BACK explore

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Poetry. "Norman Fischer is aware that even if "words are free of their intentions," it is difficult to free ourselves of our intentions for them and allow the poem to find its way. This is one of the many paradoxes regarding poetic speech (and poetic silence) that reverberate at the core of his work. The two distinctive sequences that form I WAS BLOWN BACK explore the elusive, even ungraspable, nature of memory, perception and personhood with moving immediacy, and with a modesty of tone that cloaks a striking acuteness"--Michael Palmer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935162325
Publisher:
Singing Horse Press
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
150

Meet the Author


Norman Fischer is a Zen Buddhist priest. A former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, he is the founder and teacher for the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of communities and projects. Fischer began publishing poetry in the late 1970's as part of a Bay Area group of experimental writers. His books include Turn Left In Order To Go Right (O Books, 1989), Precisely The Point Being Made (O Books/Chax Press 1993), Jerusalem Moonlight (Clear Glass Publications, 1995), The Narrow Roads of Japan (Ex Nihilo Press 1998), Success (Singing Horse Press, 2000), Slowly but Dearly (Chax Press, 2004), I Was Blown Back (Singing Horse Press 2005) Charlotte's Way (TinFish 2008). His latest prose work is Sailing Home: Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls (Simon and Schuster, 2008).

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