Video Clip Gallery
 2014 Public Poetry Project - 14th Annual "Evening of Pennsylvania Poets

Birdies Cafe

Le Hinton reading "Jessie."


Prose in Pubs

Le Hinton reading "Prayer for Topaz."​​

 Little Patuxent Review Reading

BCTV Poets' Pause


Le reading from The Language of Moisture and Light on Berks County TV's Poets' Pause.

Audio Clip Gallery

 Library of Congress

Grace Cavalieri's The Poet and the Poem

     featuring Abdul Ali and Le Hinton


Recently Published Poems: 2018


Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, March 2018, "The Dissonance of Yellow Chords"

The Skinny Poetry Journal, February 2018, "Another Black History Month": Revolution [19th Century," "Sunday Morning," and "The Content of Our Color"

Recently Published Poems: 2017

The Skinny Poetry Journal, April 2017 "The Jazz Piano Skinnys":“Theolonious Monk,” “Bill Evans,” and “Art Tatum”

Recently Published Poems: 2016


The Skinny Poetry Journal, August 2016 "School & Church"

The Summerset Review, Spring 2016 “Uses of Cotton (Visibility)”

The Summerset Review, Spring 2016 “Uses of Cotton (Eraser)”

Recently Published Poems: 2015


Delaware Poetry Review, Spring 2015 "Fabric" and "Elegy for My Other Father"


Third Point Press, May 2015 "About Planet You" and "To the Telemarketer at the Other End of the Ringing"


Truck, June 2015 " Everything Reminds Me of Jazz" and "The Last Nights of Ecstasy"

Other Selected Poems


The Baltimore Review, Winter 2013 "Epidemic"


The Little Patuxent Review, "No Doubt About It (I Gotta Get Another Hat)"

The God of Our Dreams * Coda


     Every act of communication is an act of translation.

                                                                — Gregory Rabassa


All humans speak multiple languages

but never anyone else's.


A boss's no knife/no back policy

becomes garbled in the red liquid aftermath

of a pen to the jugular.


Daddy's little girl says nothing

for 8 weeks and no one understands

her subtlety.


A new love smiles in Portuguese.

I love you, he says.

Only if, she responds.


Shh. Listen to your neighbors' dog

listening to their neighbors' ecstasy

without an accent.


Translate that if you can.



                                Le Hinton



from The God of Our Dreams

Copyright Iris G. Press 2010


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