Thomas Fink (poet)

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Thomas Fink
Thomas Fink
Thomas Fink

1954 (age 67–68)
Known forpoetry, literary criticism

Thomas Fink (born 1954) is a poet and literary critic.[1] He is the author of eleven books of poetry, two books of criticism, and a literature anthology, and he has co-edited two critical anthologies. He was featured in the 2007 edition of Scribner’s The Best American Poetry.[2] Fink is a professor of English at City University of New York—LaGuardia.[1][3]


Books of Poetry[edit]

  • A Pageant for Every Addiction. Marsh Hawk Press. 2020
  • Hedge Fund Certainty Meritage Press and I. e. Press. 2019.
  • Selected Poems & Poetic Series. Marsh Hawk Press. 2016.
  • Joyride. Marsh Hawk Press. 2013.
  • Peace Conference. Marsh Hawk Press. 2011.
  • Autopsy Turvy. Meritage Press. 2010.
  • Clarity and Other Poems. Marsh Hawk Press. 2008.
  • No Appointment Necessary. Moria Poetry. 2006.
  • After Taxes. Marsh Hawk Press. 2004.
  • Gossip. Marsh Hawk Press. 2001.
  • Surprise Visit. Domestic Press. 1993.

Books of Criticism and Edited Books[edit]

  • Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry. University of Alabama Press. 2014.
  • "Burning Interiors": David Shapiro's Poetry and Poetics. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2007.
  • "A Different Sense of Power": Problems of Community in Late Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2001.
  • Literature around the Globe. Kendall/Hunt. 1994.
  • The Poetry of David Shapiro. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1993.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bernstein, Charles (2011). Objectivist Blues: Scoring Speech in Second Wave Modernist Poetry and Lyrics. Attack of the Difficult Poems. U of Chicago Press.
  • Tabios, Eileen (2007). Ay, Nako! Thomas Fink's Visual Poetry: The Hay(na)ku Paintings. Silences: The Autobiography of Loss. Blue Lion Books.
  • James Roderick Burns. Review of No Appointment Necessary. Book/Mark (Winter 2008): 5-6. Print.
  • Patricia Carlin. “Patricia Carlin Presents a Poem by Thomas Fink.” Best American Poetry Blog. 15 Nov. 2009. Web.
  • Barry Dordick. “After Taxes by Thomas Fink.” Galatea Resurrects 1 (Mar. 2006) Web.
  • Freedman, Lewis. “This Collision of Multiplicity and Singularity: A Review of Thomas Fink’s ‘Yinglish Strophes 1-19.” Jacket 2 (2012). Web.
  • Noah Eli Gordon. Review of After Taxes. Xantippe 3 (2005): 109-114. Print.
  • Judith Halden-Sullivan. “(Im)possible Surprises: On Fink’s Surprise Visit.” Minnesota Review. 43-44 (1995): 276-80. Print.
  • M.D.H. Johnson. “After Taxes.” Book/Mark (Winter 2005): 6-7. Print.
  • Steven Karl. Review of Clarity and Other Poems. Galatea Resurrects 12 (May 2009) Web.
  • Kimmelman, Burt. "Let 'em eat kitsch: A Review of Thomas Fink's 'Joyride.'" Jacket 2 (2014). Web.
  • Louis McKee. “Number Forty-Eight.” American Book Review 26.6 (September/October 2005): 25, 31. Print.
  • Stephen Paul Miller. “Periodizing Ashbery and His Influence.” The Tribe of John: Ashbery and Contemporary Poetry. Ed. Susan M. Schultz. *Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1995: 146-7. Print.
  • Daniel Morris. Review of Gossip. Confrontation. 82/83 (Spring/Summer 2003): 327-9. Print.
  • Susan Smith Nash. “On Thomas Fink’s Peace Conference.” Press 1. 5.3 (Jan.-Apr. 2012). Web.
  • Tim Peterson. Review of No Appointment Necessary. Galatea Resurrects 6 (May 2007) Web.
  • Shivaji Sengupta. “Absence, Presence, and Meaning: Thomas Fink’s After Taxes.” Jacket 26 (Oct. 2004) Web.[4]
  • Carole Stone. “Review of Thomas Fink’s After Taxes.” Moria Poetry Journal. 7.3 & 4(Winter/Spring 2005) Web.


  1. ^ a b "Thomas Fink". Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ "Best American Poetry 2007, Guest Edited by Heather McHugh". Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ "Laguardia - English Department - Faculty Directory". Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  4. ^ "Jacket 26 - October 2004 - Shivaji Sengupta reviews "After Taxes" by Thomas Fink". Retrieved 2016-03-04.