As a poet and essayist, my work is rooted in the impact feminism has had on my life as a man, particularly as a survivor of childhood sexual violence. As a literary co-translator, I write about the relevance of classical Persian poetry to our contemporary lives.
If the current, almost daily revelations about the sexually predatory behavior of powerful men demonstrate anything, it’s the pervasiveness of sexual violence–against girls and women and men and boys–in American society; and I mean all of American society. We are learning about these men because their positions of power, privilege, and prestige make the violence […]
Icannot tell you how excited I am that Words for What Those Men Have Done, my second full-length collection of poetry, is officially in the world. And I am equally excited to announce the New York City book launch, which will be on Sunday, November 5th, from 7:00–8:30 PM, at Kew & Willow Books, 81–63 […]
I met my Harvey Weinstein when I was around 13 years old. He was the head waiter at the catering hall where I worked, and he spent the next three or four years groping and fondling me as often and in as many ways as he could. Once, when we had back-to-back jobs to work […]