Video Clip Gallery
2014 Public Poetry Project - 14th Annual "Evening of Pennsylvania Poets
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
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.
from The God of Our Dreams
Copyright Iris G. Press 2010