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Woodbury Library To Host Greek Mythology Author Talk & Poetry Reading With Poet Susan A. Katz
By: Susan A. Katz
Published on August 31, 2021, by Austin Macauley Publishers, "The Limits of Light" features a collection of narrative poems that explores the tales of Greek Mythology and their contemporary messages. "The gods, ostensibly divine beings were much like us. We can see parallels between the triumphs and disasters of the ancient Greek gods, and modern civilization. It is almost as if these ancient stories foretold the future," comments Katz.
A nationally and internationally published poet, Katz's work has appeared in numerous anthologies, journals, and literary magazines. With the publication of "The Limits of Light", she will have published four books of poetry and co-authored two textbooks with music specialist, Judith A. Thomas.
For more than 30 years, Katz worked for The New York State Poets in Public Service, and then, with music/movement specialist, Judith A. Thomas, and conducted student/teacher poetry workshops in the U.S. and Canada. Her work has been cited as: "…precise imagery, directness, and honesty…outspokenly erotic and sensual, evoking a powerful sense of physical passion and deeply felt experiences,"
Katz has been writing and publishing poetry for more than 50 years. She finds inspiration for her poems in the intricacies, and intimacies, of life and family, the hazards of living, and the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Her poems reveal her intense passion for the living quality of language, and she believes that "Poetry is the need to write beyond the limits of choice and the limits of light."
Titles of poems in "The Limits of Light" include "The Rape of Persephone" (Persephone & Hades); Of Beauty Born (Medusa); To Phaeton (Phaeton & Apollo); By What Name Love (Minos, King of Crete, made war upon Megara; Nisus was the King of Megara and Scylla was his daughter); What Matters (Narcissus & Echo); Hazard of the Heart (Zeus); and The Gift (In the End)
Copies of "The Limits of Light" will be available for purchase at the event. The book is also available at Amazon:
To preregister for the event, call the Woodbury Library at 203-263-3502, or visit www.woodburylibraryct.org. For information on Susan A. Katz, visit https://poetladykatz.com.
Susan A. Katz