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Richard Jeffrey Newman
Publication News: Three New Poem in Two Lovely Publications You’d think that being shut in during the pandemic would have left me enough time to keep this website up-to-date, right? Hah! I should, for Nov 26, 2020 my work
Publication News: Three New Poem in Two Lovely Publications Nov 26, 2020 my work You’d think that being shut in during the pandemic would have left me enough time to keep this website up-to-date, right? Hah! I should, for Medical Culture and Its Effects on Doctors and Patients Oct 30, 2020 events On the evening of October 22, I had the pleasure of moderating a reading and discussion with two fine writers, Dr. Zinaria Williams and Elizabeth Antisemitism Has Always Been a Part of My Life - 1 Oct 26, 2020 jewish (I wrote the original version of this post at least four years ago, but events of the last couple of years, along with what I wrote in my last post My Response to The Erasure of Antisemitism in Namrata Poddar’s Article in the Recent Issue of Poets & Writers Oct 13, 2020 poetry & race & jewish **In an article called ”Return to the MFA: A Call for Systemic Change in the Literary Arts”**, which Poets & Writers published in its Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Sometimes It’s Just a Big Mess Aug 5, 2020 poetry & my work I don’t remember where the first two lines of this came from, but somehow it ended up being a very long poem spoken mostly by a woman deciding to from “The Lines That Antisemitism and Racism Draw” Aug 1, 2020 jewish Today is Shabbat Nachamu, the Sabbath of Consolation. Last year at this time, I was on a family vacation in Europe, sitting in our host’s dining Reading “The Veil and The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam,” by Fatima Mernissi Jul 27, 2020 islam & religion & quotes I read Mernissi’s book some years ago, and it was an instructive journey into my own ignorance about Islam, particularly about an aspect of that Commonplace Question #2: Are The Poems Part of a Conversation? Jul 24, 2020 my work & poetry & commonplace questions This question, from Commonplace episode #2, Rachel’s interview with Nick Flynn, brought me back to a conversation I had with a friend named Ellie from “Pluralism and Its Discontents: The Case of Blacks and Jews,” by Cheryl Greenberg Jul 20, 2020 jewish & race & quotes Twenty five years or so ago, not too long after I first started teaching at the college where I am still a professor, one of my colleagues—the woman from Male Lust Jul 13, 2020 quotes Because a privileged man’s life is “unremarkable,” he is less likely to know how his social position affects his life. A “white” man knows he is from Male Lust Jul 6, 2020 quotes “Think of a judicial system that not only favors heterosexuality but reserves its favor for specific types of heterosexuality: not S/M—that could Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Ruth’s Story Jul 1, 2020 my work & poetry It wasn’t like I showed him anything he hadn’t seen before. Besides, he took the ones with clothes, the good ones, only if I did a few from the Commonplace Question #1: How Did You Become a Poet? Jun 28, 2020 my work & poetry & commonplace questions I’ve been listening to Rachel Zucker’s Commonplace podcast for about two and a half years now. If you don’t know it, it’s definitely worth checking The Ethics of Bearing Witness in Poetry to Violence and Trauma Jun 13, 2020 my work & poetry The issues raised when one chooses to make literary art out of trauma are complex. Over at the Ploughshares blog, for example, Tracy Strauss has a If You Read Rumi in English, Read This New Yorker Article Jun 5, 2020 iran & translation & poetry & islam & sufism Written by Rozina Ali, the article is called “The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi,” and it says something that Iranians I know have been Lines That Didn’t Make the Cut: Remembering Claudia Jun 3, 2020 poetry & my work The revision process leaves every writer with bits and pieces of work that no longer belong to the poem or story or whatever where they first from God’s Phallus, by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz Jun 1, 2020 quotes & feminism If the deity is the father writ large, then this divine masculinity is by no means simply a confirmation of human masculinity. It is at the same “Stand By Me” in Persian and English May 31, 2020 iran I was going through my old posts and I found this video from back in 2009, when demonstrations in response to Iran’s contested elections had the Craft Talk 2: Packing Lines with Sound & Meaning - Rosa Alice Branco, translated by Alexis Levitin May 29, 2020 poetry It’s hard to write about craft when you’re talking about a translation, especially if you can’t read the original, because it’s not always possible from “The Necessity to Speak,” by Sam Hamill May 26, 2020 poetry & quotes “The true poet gives up the self. The I of my poem is not me. It is the first person impersonal, it is permission for you to enter the experience
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