Richard Jeffrey Newman


Jackson Heights, NY
New York US

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 Words for What Those Men Have Done (Guernica Editions 2017), 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,, The Scavenger, and The Good Men Project. Newman is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is

Publications & Prizes

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)
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)
For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press, 2016)
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Birmingham Poetry Review
New Works Review
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2015 Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artists Grant

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Floral Park, NY
New York
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Last update: Aug 02, 2020