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Norman's Poems from Japan
Norman reads his unedited poems from his trip to Japan in July 2010 with a number of Everyday Zen priests.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Dec 21, 2010
Conversation with poet Charles Bernstein
Norman and poet Charles Bernstein discuss how being Jewish reflects on their poetry and how the avant-garde tradition...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 27, 2010
On the Lyric
Norman speaks to the Poets House in New York "On the Lyric".
Norman Fischer
Mar 17, 2010
Blizzard of Depictions
A talk about the essentially unrepresentable nature of Buddhism, given by Norman at the "Speaking For the Buddha?: Bu...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 08, 2009
Norman reads from and talks about his newly published collection of poetry "Questions/Places/Voices/Seasons."
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 01, 2009
The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen
Norman reviews his friend Philip Whalen's collected work.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 31, 2009
Why I Have to Write
Aren’t words and concepts the antithesis of enlightenment? In an essay published in the March 2007 issue of Shambha...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 31, 2009
The Raw Spot
Norman gives a talk on The Raw Spot.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 23, 2009
A meditation, in poetry and prose, on light, language, and silence in Kabbalistic and Zen literature, focusing on the...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 22, 2009
Hamlet 4
Fourth talk in a series on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 25, 2009