Tom Fisher, Ph.D.


Stratford Hall Room 202

B.A. 1992 Oberlin College
Ph.D. 2000 SUNY, Buffalo

On the PSU faculty since 2002

FIELDS: Poetry and Poetics; Critical Theory; Aesthetics



Sorsere (The Cultural Society, 2017)

Writing Not Writing: Poetry, Crisis, and Responsibility (University of Iowa, 2017)

Convivium, with Jessica Jackson Hutchins (Publication Studio, 2010)



“Making Sense: Jacques Ranciére and the Language Poets.” Journal of Modern Literature 36.2 (Winter 2013): 156-174.

“Acting Disaster.” Celebrity Studies 3.3 (November 2012): 343-345.

“The Audible and the Inaudible: Bob Kaufman and the Politics of Silence.” Babilónia 10/11 (2011): 273-290.

“Reading Renunciation: Laura Riding and the End of Poetry.” Journal of Modern Literature 33.3 (Spring 2010): 1-19.

“Outside the Republic: Poetry as a Visionary Practice.” Textual Practice 23.6 (December 2009): 975-986.

“A Political Poetics: George Oppen and the Essential Life of the Poem.” Arizona Quarterly 65.2 (Summer 2009): 83-98.