Norman Finkelstein

Poetry & Poetics


This site is devoted to the poetry and criticism of Norman Finkelstein, including information and links to publications, reviews, readings, miscellaneous events and random jottings.

New poem online:


Now available from Dos Madres Press: From the Files of the Immanent Foundation.


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