The Poetry Porch: Poets


About Charles Fishman


Charles Fishman served as director of the SUNY Farmingdale Visiting Writers Program for 18 years and was the originator of the Paumanok Poetry Award. 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. His poems, translations, reviews, and essays have appeared in more than 300 periodicals. He has received the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize from Southern California Anthology, the Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Prize from Negative Capability, the Gertrude B. Claytor Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a fellowship in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was final judge for the 1998 Capricorn Book Award, served as Poetry Editor for both the Journal of Genocide Studies and Cistercian Studies Quarterly (following Denise Levertov in that position), and is currently Associate Editor of the Web-based poetry review, The Drunken Boat.

WriteOnLine, an online publishing house and gallery, is now representing Fishman's work in their Works section and in their Gallery. Visit their listings for the following titles: Frozen Earth, Frozen Sky, Mortal Companions, The Firewalkers, and In Spanish Light. See Fishman's work also at  Recursive Angel (1 recent poem); Samsara Quarterly (4 poems from The Firewalkers; scroll down until you find them!); Switched-on-Gutenberg (in Vol. 4, No. 2, 1 poem from The Firewalkers):

 To read Fishman's poetry.
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