about Alan Feldman


Alan Feldman’s poetry has appeared in many magazines over the years—The Atlantic,The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Threepenny Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, and others.

His full-length collection of poems, The Happy Genius (New York: Sun, 1978) won the1979 Elliston Book Award for the best collection of poetry published by an independent press in the United States.

A Sail to Great Island was awarded the 2004 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and published by the University of Wisconsin Press.  Immortality received the 2016 Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry.  Feldman’s latest book, The Golden Coin, was awarded the Four Lakes Prize and published in 2018.

His work is represented in a number of anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2001; 2011, The Best American Erotic Poems 1800-Present, and To Woo and To Wed: Poets on Love and Marriage.

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation have awarded him fellowships in poetry.

Feldman lives in Framingham, MA and, in the summer, in Wellfleet, MA, and currently offers free, drop-in poetry workshops in those towns.  (For his method, “Mockingbird:  Exploring Poetry through Imitation” see mockingbird.pdf .)  He is married to Nan Hass Feldman, an artist.

View a video of Alan reading and Nan speaking about her paintings.  Alan can be reached by email at afeldma@gmail.com.