Frederick Feirstein

Frederick Feirstein

Frederick Feirstein has just completed his eighth book of poetry. Poems from it will soon appear in Poetry and The Partisan Review. He has recently finished a rewrite of Heroism which Chicago's Artco produced for a few nights in New York last year. He's written the book and lyrics and William Harper composed the music. Feirstein has just written a new play called The Way We Live Now, and is at work on a book combining his literary and psychoanalytic essays.

Feirstein has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Manhattan Carnival, and a nominee twice. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Poetry Society of America's John Masefield Award, England's Arvon Foundation Prize, and The Quarterly Review of Literature's International Prize twice.

He has had twelve plays produced, the best known being the musical drama The Children's Revolt (starring Willem Dafoe) which won the Rockefeller Foundation's OADR Award, The Family Circle (first presented in New York at the Provincetown Playhouse and then published in England in Davis-Poynter's Modern Classics Series), and Masquerade (starring Alec McGowen) which won the Audrey Wood Award.

Feirstein is also a practicing psychoanalyist in New York and on the faculty of two analytic institutes where he teaches Symbolization and Creativity, among other courses. His autobiography is in the Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series (number 11) and his biography in DLB will appear this year. His eighth book, FALLOUT, was published by Word Press in 2009.

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