Charles Fishman

Associate Editor

Charles Fishman


With my art I oppose the cruelty and hypocrisy of the official history [with] the small, pure, helpless, but marvelous history of the individual human life. . .
—Magdelena Abakanowicz


Charles Fishman is director of the Distinguished Speakers Program at SUNY Farmingdale, where he previously directed the Visiting Writers Program for 18 years. His books include Mortal Companions, The Firewalkers, Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, and The Death Mazurka, which was selected by the American Library Association as one of the outstanding books of the year (1989) and nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He has received the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize from Southern California Anthology, the Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Prize from Negative Capability, a fellowship in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and numerous other awards and honors. He was final judge for the 1998 Capricorn Book Award and has recently served as Poetry Editor for the Journal of Genocide Studies and Cistercian Studies Quarterly (following Denise Levertov in that position). His 8th chapbook, Time Travel Reports, will be published by Timberline Press in 2002.

Director - Distinguished Speakers Program
SUNY Farmingdale
carolus@optonline.net
fishman@farmingdale.edu

New Links:

Side Reality

The Scream Online

Big City Lit

Pedestal Magazine

On the Page

Three Candles (a 52-page retrospective of earlier poems)

The Firewalkers, Mortal Companions, and a chapbook of recent work, In Spanish Light are available online at
http://www.write-on-line.co.uk/Frames/works.htm

Individual poems can be found online :

Samsara Quarterly.

Kota Press

New Works Review

Switched-on Gutenberg

The Poetry Porch

Recursive Angel

Books available at barnesandnoble.com:

CATLIVES; SARAH KIRSCH'S KATZENLEBEN

AS THE SUN GOES DOWN IN FIRE

DEATH MAZURKA: POEMS

MORTAL COMPANIONS

ZOOM

Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust may be ordered online from the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum