I would love for you to join me at Tiferet Talk this Sunday, 4/22/12, at 7 pm EST, for a dynamic conversation about poetry, translation, and teaching with Richard Jeffrey Newman. Newman is the author of the poetry collection The Silence Of Men; the translator of two masterpieces of 13th century Iranian poetry, Selections from Saadi’s Gulistan and Selections from Saadi’s Bustan, and translator of The Teller of Tales, a portion of the Shahnameh, the Persian national epic. He is also co-translator, with Professor John Moyne, of A Bird in the Garden of Angels, a selection of work by Rumi.
As well, Newman serves as Persian Arts Festival’s Literary Arts Director, co-curates the monthly Shab-e She’r (Night of Persian Poetry) at the Bowery Poetry Club, sits on the advisory boards of The Translation Project and Jackson Heights Poetry Festival, is a speaker with the New York Council for the Humanities, and is an Associate Professor of English at Nassau Community College.
Please enjoy the following interview and reading from the Jackson Heights Poetry Festival. Many thanks to Nancy Wait for finding it.