Iranian poet Rumi lit live 2009



Immediate: January 13, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:  


Literature Live! at Nassau Community College Welcomes Poet Richard Jeffrey Newman February 9

Garden City, NY The Literature Live! Reading Series at Nassau Community College presents author Richard Jeffrey Newman on Monday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bradley Hall Ballroom. Newman, who is also a professor at NCC, will be reading from A Bird in The Garden of Angels, a book of poems by 13th century Iranian poet Rumi that Newman co-translated.

Newman serves as Literary Arts Director of the Persian Arts Festival and has translated other masterpieces of 13th century Iranian poetry into English. His own poems have been published in a wide range of journals as well as a volume of poetry entitled The Silence of Men.

Literature Live! is the reading series of The Creative Writing Project of Nassau Community College, which invites nationally and internationally acclaimed authors to share their work and experiences. For more information about this event  which is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the NCC English Department contact Prof. Newman, Creative Writing Project Coordinator, at or 516.572.7720.

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 22,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 60 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.


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