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April 11, 2007

Distinguished Speaker Program Presents Poet Richard Jeffrey Newman

Farmingdale State College's Distinguished Speaker Program welcomes Richard Jeffrey Newman.  Richard Jeffrey Newman will read from his latest book The Silence of Men on Thursday, April 19 at 11:00 AM in Ward Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

Richard Jeffrey Newman,  a poet, essayist and translator, is the author of The Silence Of Men (CavanKerry Press, 2006), a book of his own poetry, and two books of translations from classical Persian literature, Selections from Saadi's Gulistan and Selections from Saadi's Bustan (both from Global Scholarly Publications, 2004 and 2006 respectively). He has been publishing his work since 1988, when the essay "His Sexuality; Her Reproductive Rights" appeared in Changing Men magazine.

Richard Jeffrey Newman is the Literary Arts Director of the Persian Arts Festival, sits on the advisory board of The Translation Project and is listed as a speaker with the New York Council for the Humanities. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York.

The Distinguished Speakers Program at Farmingdale State is committed to bringing important scholars and artists to the Farmingdale campus to enrich the lives of the college community and the citizens of Long Island. The event is free and open to the public.  For further information, contact Dr. Charles Fishman, Director of the Distinguished Speakers Program, at 934-420-2687.