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Richard Jeffrey Newman
I Just Learned About the Equal Justice Initiative - If You Don’t Know About It, You Should May 20, 2020 jewish & race In “The Lines That Antisemitism and Racism Draw,” a series of letters I composed during the summer of 2016 that were published in December of that Craft Talk 1: Quincy Troupe’s Rhythm May 16, 2020 poetry I’ve been reading The Architecture of Language, by Quincy Troupe, and I have been fascinated by how rhythm and syntax interact in the way he builds Reading Mark Nowak’s “Social Poetics:” Thinking About The First Tuesdays Cento and A ‘Flipped Script’ Poetry Reading May 13, 2020 poetry I’m just a single chapter into Mark Nowak’s Social Poetics—the chapter is called “A People’s History of the Poetry Workshop: Watts, New York City, My Year Long Writing Project May 8, 2020 poetry So. Thinking it would help prod me to start blogging regularly again—and, specifically, to start blogging about all things poetry and writing—I “My Companion’s Scent Seeped Into Me” - National Sa’di Day Apr 21, 2019 translation & jewish Today is National Sa’di Day, and I’ve been thinking about one of my favorite bits of verse from his Golestan: I held in my bath a perfumed piece of Prepping For Fall 2018: The Poetry Workshop Aug 10, 2018 poetry This is from an essay called “Here Today,” in Hayden Carruth’s Effluences from the Sacred Caves. In my early years as a poet, I learned more about A Lovely Review of “For My Son, A Kind of Prayer” Mar 26, 2018 my work & poetry I know I am late posting this to my blog, but I just had to say how happy I am with the review of my chapbook, For My Son, A Kind of Prayer, that Rachelle Escamilla’s Interview with Me On “Out of Our Minds” on KKUP Cupertino | San Jose Jan 26, 2018 my work & audio Rachelle Escamilla · Richard Jeffrey Newman on KKUP I had the pleasure last week of spending an hour talking with Rachelle Escamilla, who Some Thoughts About Harvey Weinstein and What He Represents Oct 16, 2017 feminism & sexual violence I met the man I have come to think of as my Harvey Weinstein when I was around 13 years old. He was the head waiter at the catering hall where I Trying to Write After Charlottesville Aug 26, 2017 jewish & race & my work I’ve been trying to write something in response to Charlottesville for the past two weeks, but I’ve had a hard time finding the words. It’s not that “Between the 1930s and the year 2000…only 32 novels were translated from Arabic into Hebrew.” Aug 20, 2017 translation The post that statistic in the title comes from is from 2011. It’s by Olivia Snaije, Arabic and Hebrew: The Politics of Literary Translation, on the Anatomy of a Book Cover Jul 28, 2017 my work Not too long ago, I received from my publisher, Guernica Editions, the final proof of the cover of my new book of poems, Words For What Those Men Compulsory Heterosexuality at Work Jul 7, 2017 feminism It’s been a long time since I’ve read Adrienne Rich’s essay, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,” but I’ve been thinking about it a I Miss The Muppets! Jun 13, 2017 for fun I Know I’ve Had Orgasms That Changed Me Jun 6, 2017 sex A friend of mine who does not like jazz—especially anything that has a saxophone in it—told me once about a conversation she and her ex-husband, a A Great Video on Racism by Maz Jobrani May 31, 2017 race Concerto for Two Men, by Ella Ben-Aharon May 30, 2017 men My Students First Taught Me to Claim the Politics of My Survival Apr 28, 2017 sexual violence & teaching & being a survivor Cleaning out some files in my office at school the other day, I found a copy of the introduction I gave in the spring of 2001 for two women who were A Video of the Book Launch for “Veils, Halos & Shackles” Apr 17, 2017 feminism & poetry & my work & sexual violence Note: the poems in this video deal with sexual violence. I am happy that “For My Son, A Kind of Prayer” is in Veils, Halos & Shackles: