Norman Fischer is a Zen Buddhist priest, author, and poet who has published poetry and prose steadily since the late 1970’s. Philip Whalen was his poetic master. His latest titles (2018) are Untitled Series:Life As It Is (Talisman) and On A Train At Night (PURH, France).
Norman Fischer is a poet, essayist, and Zen Buddhist priest from Muir Beach, California. His latest poetry collections are Magnolias All At Once (Singing Horse, 2015) Escape This Crazy Life of Tears: Japan 2010 (Tinfish, 2014), and The Strugglers (Singing Horse, 2013). University of Alabama Press has just published a collection of essays, interviews, and other pieces called Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion (University of Alabama Press, 2015). He has two sons and three grandchildren living in Brooklyn.