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As a poet and essay­ist, my work is root­ed in the impact fem­i­nism has had on my life as a man, par­tic­u­lar­ly as a sur­vivor of child­hood sex­u­al vio­lence. As a lit­er­ary co-trans­la­tor, I write about the rel­e­vance of clas­si­cal Per­sian poet­ry to our con­tem­po­rary lives.

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National Poetry Month, #MeToo, Leaving Neverland, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month—All In The Same Post

National Poetry Month, #MeToo, Leaving Neverland, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month—All In The Same Post

On Feb­ru­ary 27th, at the invi­ta­tion of 1in6, an orga­ni­za­tion that advo­cates for male-iden­ti­­­fied sur­vivors of sex­u­al vio­lence, I attend­ed the Oprah Win­frey screen­ing of Leav­ing Nev­er­land, the doc­u­men­tary in which James Safechuck and Wade Rob­son tell their sto­ries of being sex­u­al­ly abused by Michael Jack­son when they were chil­dren. Watch­ing the film, espe­cial­ly in a room filled […]

<span class="dquo">“</span>My Companion’s Scent Seeped Into Me” — National Sa’di Day

My Companion’s Scent Seeped Into Me” — National Sa’di Day

In Memoriam, Anne Berner 1910–2011

In Memoriam, Anne Berner 1910–2011

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