Poet. Literary co-translator. Essayist. Proud community college professor. Proud to serve as a union officer. Survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Curator, First Tuesdays reading series.
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May 30, 2017
Concerto for Two Men, by Ella Ben-Aharon
My Students First Taught Me to Claim the Politics of My Survival
A Great Video on Racism by Maz Jobrani
A Gratitude In Me That I Did Not Fully Appreciate At The Time
Three Poems Of Mine That Should Never Have Become As Relevant As They Are Now
Deciding whether something should be a poem or an essay
An Essay That Took Me More Than Thirty Years To Write Has Been Published!
A Provocation: Christianness (Not Christianity) Is To Jews And The People Of Other Non-Christian Religions As Whiteness Is To People Of Color
from “The Necessity to Speak,” by Sam Hamill
Reading Mark Nowak’s “Social Poetics:” Thinking About The First Tuesdays Cento and A ‘Flipped Script’ Poetry Reading
My Year Long Writing Project
What Writers Have Influenced Your Work?
What I’ve Been Thinking About Ukraine
When Did You Start Writing?
My Pandemic Reading List
Thirteen Thoughts About Palestine, Israel, and Antisemitism
Craft Talk 3: Quincy Troupe’s Rhythm
The Music I’d Like to Put Back Into My Life
The Way Academia Is Supposed To Work
Publication News: Three New Poems in Two Lovely Publications
Medical Culture and Its Effects on Doctors and Patients
Antisemitism Has Always Been a Part of My Life - 1
My Response to The Erasure of Antisemitism in Namrata Poddar’s Article in the Recent Issue of Poets & Writers
Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Sometimes It’s Just a Big Mess
from “The Lines That Antisemitism and Racism Draw”
Reading “The Veil and The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam,” by Fatima Mernissi
Commonplace Question #2: Are The Poems Part of a Conversation?
from “Pluralism and Its Discontents: The Case of Blacks and Jews,” by Cheryl Greenberg
from Male Lust
from Male Lust
Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Ruth’s Story
Commonplace Question #1: How Did You Become a Poet?
The Ethics of Bearing Witness in Poetry to Violence and Trauma
If You Read Rumi in English, Read This New Yorker Article