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Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Sometimes It’s Just a Big Mess Aug 5, 2020 poetry & my work 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 Commonplace Question #2: Are The Poems Part of a Conversation? Jul 24, 2020 my work & poetry & commonplace questions 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 Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Ruth’s Story Jul 1, 2020 my work & poetry 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 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 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 Lines That Didn’t Make the Cut: Remembering Claudia Jun 3, 2020 poetry & my work 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 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 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 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 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: