A definitive edition that introduces a major American poet to a new
generation of readers According to Harold Bloom, "The best of Alvin
Feinman's poetry is as good as anything by a twentieth-century American.
His work achieves the greatness of the American sublime." Yet, in part
because he published so sparsely, Feinman remained little-read and largely
unknown when he died in 2008. This definitive edition of Feinman's complete
work, which includes fifty-seven previously published poems and thirty-nine
unpublished poems discovered among his manuscripts, introduces a new
generation of readers to the lyrical intensity and philosophical ambition
of this major American poet. Harold Bloom, a lifelong friend of Feinman,
provides a preface in which he examines Feinman's work in the context of
the strongest poets of his generation—John Ashbery, James Merrill, and A.
R. Ammons—while the introduction by James Geary, who studied with Feinman
at Bennington College, presents a biographical and critical sketch of this
remarkable poet and teacher. Corrupted into Song restores Feinman's work to
its rightful place alongside that of poets like Hart Crane and Wallace
Stevens, with whom his poetry and poetics have so much in common.

Alvin Feinman—Corrupted Into Song - The Complete Poems Of Alvin Feinman

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