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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About My Work
being a survivor
Jun 13, 2017
I Miss The Muppets!
I Know I’ve Had Orgasms That Changed Me
Compulsory Heterosexuality at Work
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
Lines That Didn’t Make the Cut: Remembering Claudia
from God’s Phallus, by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz
“Stand By Me” in Persian and English
Craft Talk 2: Packing Lines with Sound & Meaning - Rosa Alice Branco, translated by Alexis Levitin
from “The Necessity to Speak,” by Sam Hamill
I Just Learned About the Equal Justice Initiative - If You Don’t Know About It, You Should
Reading Mark Nowak’s “Social Poetics:” Thinking About The First Tuesdays Cento and A ‘Flipped Script’ Poetry Reading
My Year Long Writing Project
“My Companion’s Scent Seeped Into Me” - National Sa’di Day
Prepping For Fall 2018: The Poetry Workshop