Richard Jeffrey Newman has published two books of poetry, Words for What Those Men Have Done (Guernica Editions, 2017) and The Silence of Men (CavanKerry Press, 2006), as well as a chapbook, For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press, 2016). In addition, he has co-translated three books of classical Persian poetry, most recently The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh (Junction Press, 2011). Newman is on the executive board of Newtown Literary, a Queens-based literary non-profit and curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Jackson Heights, NY. He is Professor of English at Nassau Community College, where he also serves as a vice president of his faculty union. His website is www.richardjnewman.com.