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Richard Jeffrey Newman

Author's Bio

As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman’s work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His books include For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press 2016), The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press 2006), and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi's Shahameh (Junction Press 2011). He curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Elmhurst, NY. His poems have appeared in a wide range of journals and his essays have been published in, among other places, Salon.com, The Scavenger, and The Good Men Project. Newman is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is www.richardjnewman.com. 

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (Junction Press, 2011), A Bird in the Garden of Angels: On the Life and Times and An Anthology of Rumi (Mazda Publishers, 2008), Selections from Saadi's Bustan (Global Scholarly Publications, 2006), The Silence Of Men (CavanKerry Press, 2006), Selections from Saadi's Gulistan (Global Scholarly Publications, 2004)
Chapbooks:
For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press, 2016)
Anthologies:
Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women (Kasva Press, 2016), Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men's Movement (Interlink Publishing Group, 2014), Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press, 1998)
Journals:
Another Chicago Magazine, Birmingham Poetry Review, Masthead, New Works Review, Pedestal Magazine, Prairie Schooner
Prizes:
2015 Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artists Grant

Richard Jeffrey Newman Resume

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Listing last updated: May 25, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Floral Park, NY

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