Harry Newman’s poetry and plays often involve questions of justice and the effects of power on individuals and society.
His collection, Led from a Distance, was published by Louisiana Literature Press in 2016. A sequence of political poems, Led from a Distance explores the moral and emotional consequences of years of war fought far from us and mediated mainly through screens, when seen at all.
Harry Newman’s poetry has been published widely over the past decade in literary journals, including Ecotone, Rattle, Asheville Poetry Review, and The New Guard, and the online political magazines Counterpunch and Warscapes. His plays include The Occupation, Dry Time, The Dark, and a translation of Patrick Süskind’s The Double Bass, and have been staged at theaters throughout the U.S. and in Europe.
Press and Media:
"Led from a Distance," (review), The Rumpus, December 2016
"How We Fail to Humanize War," PBS NewsHour, July 2017
Reading at Cornelia Street Cafe, NY (video), March 2018