Arts Calling, With Jaimie Alejandro
Jaimie and I had a wide ranging discussion. We talked about why I dropped out of Syracuse’s Creative Writing MA in 1985; the roots in feminism of my coming to terms with being a survivor of childhood sexual violence and how that has shaped my writing; the fact that we don’t, at least not in the mainstream, have yet a clear way of talking about what it means to be a male survivor; and we talked at the end a little bit about my work translating classical Persian poetry.
Out of Our Minds in KKUP in Cupertino
Rachelle Escamilla interviewed me for Out of Our Minds, her poetry radio show on KKUP radio in Cupertino California. It’s a marvelous show—the longest running poetry radio show in the country—and the podcast is well worth checking out.
Tiferet Talk, Episode 19
In 2011, Melissa Studdard interviewed me for Tiferet Talk. It was a wide-ranging discussion that took the poems in The Silence of Men as its starting point.
The Power of Poetry
In 2010, Marcia McNair interviewed me for her show, The Power of Poetry. Her show, Sistas on Fire: A Newsical, co-written with Anissa Moore, is well worth seeing.
The Jackson Heights Poetry Festival
I did this interview back in 2008, when I first got involved with The Jackson Heights Poetry Festival, which later became First Tuesdays, the reading series I curate and host. It was the first time I’d spoken publicly about the connection between my poetry and my experience as a survivor of childhood sexual violence.