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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.

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Rachelle Escamilla’s Interview with Me On “Out of Our Minds” on KKUP Cupertino | San Jose

I had the plea­sure last week of spend­ing an hour talk­ing with Rachelle Escamil­la, who inter­viewed me for her poet­ry radio show, “Out of Our Minds.” We talked about many things, includ­ing the pol­i­tics of the canon, of race in the class­room, and the sex­u­al pol­i­tics of poet­ry read­ings, but I was, of course, most […]

The Music I’d Like to Put Back Into My Life

  When I was in high school, I took revenge on my moth­er by join­ing the local drum & bugle corps. I want­ed to join as a drum­mer, but the corps need­ed horn play­ers, so I end­ed up play­ing the bass bari­tone bugle. I got be pret­ty good at it, but the hours I spent […]

For My Son, A Kind of Prayer

For My Son, A Kind of Prayer

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