Elaine Feinstein is a prize-winning poet, novelist and biographer. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 1981, she has traveled across the globe to read her poems and appeared at all the major English-language festivals, most recently Latitude. She has chaired the judges for the T.S. Eliot Award, and her work has been translated into most European languages, as well as Korean and Chinese. The Clinic, Memory: New and Selected Poems (Carcanet, 2017) includes a selection of recent poems reflecting wryly on surviving into old age, and older poems chosen from a half century of her writing life, ranging from tender lyrics about children, elegies for her father and amused reflections on marriage, to ‘Gold’, the story of the vicissitudes of Mozart’s librettist, Da Ponte.