In Turn Left in Order to Go Right, Norman Fischer’s most ambitious collection to date, the form is not different from practice, which is the unfolding of phenomena as they arise. Charles Bernstein has said of Norman Fischer’s writing: “Incandescently tranquil, the poems of Norman Fischer neither confront nor confirm, preferring to give company along the way.”
Praise for Turn Left in Order to Go Right
Norman Fischer’s new book is like one of those Baccarat crystal paperweights, a smooth clear ball of glass containing intricate designs in many brilliant colors. Each design element is individual and isolated, set exactly in place and yet clearly related to the rest, in total silence.
— Philip Whalen