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Richard Jeffrey Newman
Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Sometimes It’s Just a Big Mess Aug 5, 2020 poetry & my work & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 “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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & jewish & 2020 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 & 2020 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 & craft talk & 2020 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 I Just Learned About the Equal Justice Initiative - If You Don’t Know About It, You Should May 20, 2020 jewish & race & 2020 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 “My Companion’s Scent Seeped Into Me” - National Sa’di Day Apr 21, 2019 translation & jewish & 2019 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 & 2018 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 Craft Talk 1: Figuring Out Why a Poem Doesn’t Work For Me Aug 8, 2018 poetry & craft talk & 2018 A book I’ve been trying to make my way through this summer is Calling A Wolf A Wolf, Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar’s first full-length A Lovely Review of “For My Son, A Kind of Prayer” Mar 26, 2018 writing & 2018 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 Next page