Norman Finkelstein, Professor of English at Xavier University, is a poet and literary critic. His books of poetry include Restless Messengers (Georgia, 1992), Passing Over (Marsh Hawk, 2007), Scribe (Dos Madres, 2009) and the three-volume serial poem Track (Spuyten Duyvil 1999, 2002, 2005). His most recent collection, Inside the Ghost Factory, will be published by Marsh Hawk in the fall of 2010. He has written extensively about modern and postmodern poetry and about Jewish American literature; the most recent of his five books of criticism is On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2010). Recent poems, essays and reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Cincinnati Review, Contemporary Literature, Colorado Review and on the website of the Cultural Society.