Norman Fischer

Norman  Fischer

Norman Fischer is a Buddhist priest who practices Zen Buddhism. He is the founder and instructor of the Everyday Zen Foundation, a network of communities and programs, and is a former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center. Fischer began writing poetry as part of a Bay Area community of experimental authors in the late 1970s. Turn Left In Order To Go Right (O Books, 1989), Precisely The Point Being Made (O Books/Chax Press 1993), Jerusalem Moonlight (Clear Glass Publications, 1995), The Narrow Roads of Japan (Ex Nihilo Press 1998), Success (Singing Horse Press, 2000), Slowly but Dearly (Chax Press, 2004), I Was Blown Back (Singing Horse Press, 2005), Charlotte's Way (TinFish 2008), and Success Sailing Home: Applying the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls (Simon and Schuster, 2008) is his most recent prose work.