Goad 17
Thomas Fink



    "A day                              without assessment is a month without account

ability." Green                    house guesses are inane. "About about." My butt.

                How                 the hell

               did you             flunk out

              of the                New York

            School?                 Poetrynot

           painting.                      Get all my

         quarters                            & wash my

         pants. Pe                          ople in con

          vertibles: I                   mean, wear a

            hat. They'll              soon find they

             need more tuition revenue. Just

                don't crap on a moonbeam.




Thomas Fink’s fifth book of poetry, Clarity and Other Poems, was published by Marsh Hawk Press in Spring, 2008, and with Maya Diablo Mason, he co-authored Autopsy Turvy (Meritage, 2010). A Different Sense of Power (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001) is his most recent book of criticism, and in 2007, he and Joseph Lease co-edited “Burning Interiors”: David Shapiro’s Poetry and Poetics. Fink’s paintings hang in various collections.