Not a Separate Surge New and Selected Poems 1984-2015 comprises work from Kafka's Ear At the Turkish Bath To Move Into the House Ice Like Morsels I Think of Our Lives Mother Tongue Reversion B'Klyn My Hands Remember and a very lively group of new poems. The range of the book proves that Fein's art craft passions and world view have subtly grown ever more powerful over the years.
Richard J. Fein has published eight books of poetry two books of translations of Yiddish poetry a memoir of Yiddish a critical study and a book of personal essays. For many years he taught English and American literature at SUNY New Paltz he now lives in Cambridge MA.
"Richard Fein has created the song of himself and of his Brooklyn-Jewish world. . . . In its sheer descriptive capacities his verse is as open to radiant marvels and erotic candor as it is aware of the abrupt horrors of brute historical reality." -George Kalogeris