Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Feldman upstreet poem chosen
for Best American Poetry 2011

“In November,” a poem by Alan Feldman appearing in upstreet number six, has been chosen for publication in The Best American Poetry 2011 by Guest Editor Kevin Young.

Alan Feldman’s most recent full-length poetry collection, A Sail to Great Island (U. of Wisconsin Press), was awarded the 2004 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, and in 2005 was one of two finalists for the National Jewish Book Award in poetry. Another full-length collection, The Happy Genius (Sun, 1978), won the 1979 Elliston Book Award for the best poetry collection published by an independent U.S. press. His poems have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, upstreet number four (“Preparing for Class” and “The Grounding”) and upstreet number five (“On the Water”).

Alan’s work is also represented in a number of anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2001, and he has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. He and his wife, artist Nan Hass Feldman, live in Framingham and Wellfleet, Massachusetts, where he likes to cruise his double-keeled boat on Cape Cod Bay. You may visit Alan online at his website.

The editors of upstreet are delighted to congratulate Alan on his inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2011.

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