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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS
April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
RICHARD J. NEWMAN, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY POET
33-15 80th Street #61
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
RICHARD J. NEWMAN is a poet and essayist whose 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.