"Music has been known to travel phenomenal distances in no time, and in Sascha Feinstein’s Ajanta's Ledge jazz tropes leapfrog the lived landscapes, from heart to heart, going wherever this authentic American voice dares to venture sonically and spiritually to places of earned solitude. In other words, in Ajanta's Ledge—from the public to the personal—this poet travels to the past, present, and future, surveying historical fissures while simultaneously creating those moments of healing that true art always reckons with."—Yusef Komunyakaa
"A surge of joy in art, as in certain vocal music, not so much overcoming grief as joining it, even embodying it: that is the subject, the method and the appeal of Sascha Feinstein's Ajanta's Ledge. Wide-ranging, heartfelt, and beautifully made."—Robert Pinsky
Sascha Feinstein is the author of Misterioso, winner of Hayden Carruth Award. His other books include a memoir Black Pearls: Improvisations on a Lost Year, a collection of interviews, Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature, and two critical books on jazz poetry. In addition to co-editing anthologies, he edits Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz and Literature, which he founded in 1996. He teaches at Lycoming College and in the MFA in Writing program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.