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      Norman's two new books of poetry will be coming out soon! Here are the titles, and some advance praise:

  • Untitled Series: Life as It Is —"This is a high-speed life performance. The reader seems to fly over a choppy sea of uneasy language/thought – a troubled consciousness – that can't be still, and in which interchangeable pronouns and restless anxieties sink from sight only to resurface — a consciousness, we come to see, much like our own." —Rae Armantrout
  • On a Train at Night —"The relationship between words and world: This is what poetry is all about. This is the exact locus in which poetry has something to teach us. This is the exact locus in which ON A TRAIN AT NIGHT has something active to teach us."—Christophe Lamiot Enos

     Both books will be available through Small Press Distribution.

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May 23
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Topic: Five Invitations and Life's Last Gift
May 26
Meditation and inquiry into our lives and work. With Norman Fischer and Marc Lesser.
May 27
An Afternoon with Norman Fischer, Eva Bovenzi, Marshall Elliott, and Tracy Taylor Grubbs
May 30
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Topic: Five Invitations and Life's Last Gift
Jun 02
Norman gives Dharma talk at City Center

Norman leads an afternoon workshop at San Francisco Zen Center on “The Sayings of Layman P’ang.”
Jun 03
Non residential Shabbat Retreat with Makor Or with Norman and Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Jun 05
Poetry Reading - Berkeley
Jun 06
June 6 Topic: Five Invitations and Life’s Last Gift, June13: Community Meeting
Jun 12
Poetry Reading - San Francisco

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