Collected Poems and Translations


Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein’s voice is clear, passionate and subtle. She writes about love, loss, jealousy and the pressures of living as mother and wife, drawing coherent shapes out of her own inner uncertainties. This collection is drawn from 14 volumes of poems and translations published over 30 years.

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Drawn from 14 volumes of poems published over 30 years, this collection highlights the verse of Elaine Feinstein. Whether recollecting children at play or understanding her jealousy, Feinstein s work eloquently elucidates her own uncertainties, passions, and concerns. She explores the pressures of living as a poet, wife, and mother, memories of her aging father, and her Russian Jewish heritage. Through recalling old films or examining her own temperament, her poems contain images and reflections of love and loss. Feinstein s cultural background also allows her to resuscitate the personalities of such historical Russian literary greats as Pushkin and Tsvetaeva. “

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