Meet our readers: Richard Jeffrey Newman


As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman's work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His most recent books are For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press, 2016) and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi's Shahameh (Junction Press, 2011). He is also the author of The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press, 2006) and Selections from Saadi's Gulistan and Selections from Saadi's Bustan (Global Scholarly Publications, 2004 & 2006).

Newman is on the executive board of Newtown Literary, a Queens, NY-based literary non-profit and curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Jackson Heights, Queens. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in a wide range of publications, including, The American Voice, Another Chicago Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Diode, New Verse News, Unlikely Stories, Cipher, Ekleksographia, and Dirty Goat. He is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is

Please join Rich and all our talented readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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Line Break is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.