Joy Katz

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Joy Katz (b Newark, New Jersey) is an American poet, who was recently awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry.[1]

She is the author of three poetry collections, most recently All You Do Is Perceive, a National Poetry Series finalist (Four Way Books, 2013), The Garden Room (Tupelo Press, 2006), and Fabulae (Southern Illinois University, 2002). Her work appears in Ploughshares, Gulf Coast,[2]Conduit, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Court Green, and Verse, Slope, The New York Times Book Review,[3] Parnassus, and Prairie Schooner.[4] Katz was raised in Buffalo; Philadelphia; Camden, Maine; and Cincinnati. She earned a B.S. at Ohio State University, an MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, and she held a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Katz is an editor-at-large at Pleiades.[5] She teaches poetry workshops at the Chatham University MFA Program in Creative Writing. She married a playwright, Rob Handel, on May 28, 2005,[6] and lives in Pittsburgh.[7][8]

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Published works[edit]

Full-length poetry collections

  • Fabulae. Southern Illinois University Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-8093-2444-6.


Anthology publications

  • Yusef Komunyakaa, David Lehman, eds. (2003). The Best American Poetry. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-0387-6.
  • Kevin Prufer, ed. (2000). The New Young American Poets. Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN 978-0-8093-2308-1.

Anthologies edited

  • Joy Katz, Kevin Prufer, eds. (2007). Dark Horses: Poets on Lost Poems. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07287-1.


Don't expect the narratives in Joy Katz's first book to resolve themselves into tidy morals. There's nothing Aesopian about Fabulae. A glance at my Latin dictionary suggests that a more apt translation of the title is "myths," for these unsettling poems conceal and reveal insights more spiritual and unpredictable than aphoristic. They resist easy expectations.[10]


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