Open Mic

May 14, 2005

Featuring: Richard Jeffrey Newman.Readers: Debra Andrews, A. K. Allin, Todd Cincala, Patricia Carragon, Tom Oleszczuk, Ilene Starger, Peter Emile, Jane Ormerod, Richard Fein, Ice.

Richard Jeffrey Newman is an essayist, poet and translator. His essays and poems have appeared in Changing Men,, The American Voice, On The Issues, The Pedestal, Circumference, Prairie Schooner, ACM, Birmingham Poetry Review, Potomac Reviewamong others. He has given talks and led workshops on writing autobiographically about gender, sex and sexuality. His first book, a translation, Selections from Saadi’s Gulistan, the 13th century Persian masterpiece, has just been jointly published by Global Scholarly Publications and the International Society for Iranian Culture. His own book of poems, The Silence Of Men, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press. He is currently translating selections from Saadi’s other masterpiece, the Bustsan. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Nassau Community College. His website is