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Irving Feldman. Courtesy BillyBlog.

Irving Feldman (born September 22, 1928) is an American poet and academic.


Feldman was born and raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. He worked as a merchant seaman, farm hand, and factory worker through his university education.[1]

After an undergraduate education at the City College of New York (B.A., 1950), Feldman completed his Master of Arts degree at Columbia University in 1953.[1]

His first academic appointments were at the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Lyon in France. Returning to the continental United States in 1958, he taught at Kenyon College until 1964, when he was appointed professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was eventually appointed Distinguished Professor of English. He retired from teaching in 2004. [2]


In 1992 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.[3] He has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Merrill Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets.[4]


  • Works and Days, and other poems. Boston: Little, Brown, 1961.
  • The Pripet Marshes, and other poems. New York: Viking, 1965.
  • Magic Papers, and other poems. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
  • Lost Originals: Poems. Chicago: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1972.
  • Leaping Clear, and other poems. New York: Viking, 1976.
  • New and Selected Poems. New York: Viking, 1979.
  • Teach Me, Dear Sister: Poems. New York: Viking / Penguin, 1983.
  • All of Us Here. New York: Viking, 1986.
  • The Life and Letters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
  • Beautiful False Things: Poems. New York: Grove Press, 2000.
  • Collected Poems, 1954-2004. New York: Schocken Books, 2004.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wheatcroft, John (1991-03). Our other voices: Nine poets speaking. Bucknell University Press. p. 61. ISBN 9780838751961. 
  2. "MacArthur Fellows - July 1992". John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  3. "MacArthur Fellows - July 1992". John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  4. Irving Feldman b. 1928, Poetry Foundation, Web, Sep. 13, 2012.
  5. Search results = au:Irving Feldman, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Aug. 7, 2014.

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