Norman will read from his new book Men in Suits and the book’s cover artist, Natasha Mayers will show and talk about her series of paintings also called “Men in Suits.”
Sponsored by Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, Maine.
About the Book
Men in Suits, a sustained work of prose and poetry, is the latest of Norman’s more than thirty books. Of it, the poet Uche Nduka has written “There is so much to savor in these poems and texts that border on the riotous. In this book Norman Fischer writes with the kind of bravery without which one writes in vain. The ‘men in suits’ are scoundrels and this poet pulls no punches regarding their cruelty and stupidity. Here, the aesthetic life is examined. Race, class, time, politics, nationalism, and spirituality are not sidestepped. Utilizing a shifting array of techniques, forms, language registers, and styles, the poet weaves fury with the redemptive. Men in Suits is a necessary and powerful book.”