Collected Poems, 1954-2004Irving FeldmanSchockenJanuary 16, 2009Irving Feldman is a master chronicler of our collective experience and an overlooked treasure of American poetry. Feldmans rich body of work exhibits his mastery of language from the biblical to the conversational, his Yiddish flair for the comic, his profound social insight and lucidity. He writes about everything from the Coney Island days of his childhood and his bohemian years in postwar New York to the art of Picasso and George Segal, from the Holocaust to its aftermathin narrative and dramatic poems and personal lyrics that are by turns ardent, witty, biting, ecstatic, and heartbreaking. Long a favorite among his fellow poets (John Hollander has called his work amazing in its moral intensity), Feldman has remained true to the souls deepest callings: I have questioned myself aloud at night in a voice I did not recognize, hurried anddisobedient, hardly brighter. What have I kept? Nothing. Not bread or the bread-word. What have I offered? Rebel in the kingdom, my gift has wanted a grace.This glorious gathering of poems displays Feldmans entire career in all its variety and passion, and confirms his place among the great poets of our time.From the Hardcover edition. About the AuthorIrving Feldman was born in Brooklyn in 1928. He was educated at the City College of New York and at Columbia University. He has taught for many years and is currently Distinguished Professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Feldmans collections of poetry include Beautiful False Things; The Life and Letters; All of Us Here, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; New and Selected Poems; Leaping Clear and The Pripet Marshes, both National Book Award finalists; and Works and Days, winner of the Jewish Book Councils Kovner Poetry Prize. Feldman has received awards and grants from many institutions, including the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. He lives in Buffalo, New York.From the Hardcover edition.About ScrollmotionScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in New York City. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com.SupportIf you have any technical problems please email us at email@example.com before you post a review.