“Poetry At The Cinema” May 15 With Author Susan A. Katz

The historic Bantam Cinema & Arts Center will host a “Poetry At The Cinema” author talk with Greek mythology poet and storyteller Susan A. Katz of Washington, Connecticut. The event will be offered at 7:00 PM on Sunday, May 15, featuring readings from Katz’s recently released book, “The Limits of Light”.

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.

From Apollo, who was thwarted in love, to Scylla who betrays her father for lust, to Icarus who strives to fly to the sun, only to fall to his death… the tales of the gods unfold in Katz’s compelling and dramatic narrative poetry.

A nationally and internationally published poet, Katz’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies, journals, and literary magazines. Her “The Limits of Light” is her fourth published book of poetry. “Susan A. Katz is a God-blessed poet. She does not sing in chorus,” stated Menke Katz, Poet, Editor, Professor, Philosopher, and no relation to Susan A. Katz.

For more than 30 years, Katz worked for The New York State Poets in Public Service, and then, with music and movement specialist, Judith A. Thomas, she conducted student/teacher poetry workshops in the United States and Canada. Her work by her has been cited as: “… precise imagery, directness, and honesty… outspokenly erotic and sensual, evoking a powerful sense of physical passion and deeply felt experiences,” wrote Robert Wilson, Poetry Editor of Negative Capability.

Katz has been actively writing and publishing poetry for more than 50 years. She finds inspiration in the intricacies, and intimacies, of life and family, the hazards of living, and the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Her poems by her reveal her intense passion for the living quality of language and her belief that “Poetry is the need to write beyond the limits of choice; the freedom to see beyond the limits of light.”

Titles of poems within “The Limits of Light” collection 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 May 15th event. The book is also available at http://www.austinmacauley.com/us/book/limits-light; Amazon: https://amzn.to/3keuIo8; Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/3gkAUKi; The Book Depository: https://bit.ly/3gmcG2m; and in select bookstores. Susan A. Katz’s works can be found on her website https://www.poetladykatz.com.

Registrations for the May 15 event can be made by visiting https://bantamcinema.org. Entry can also be obtained at the door. A donation of $15/person is suggested to benefit the non-profit Bantam Cinema & Arts Center located at 115 Bantam Lake Road in Bantam, Connecticut.

“The Limits Of Light” will be available for purchase at Susan A. Katz’s “Poetry At The Cinema” May 15 event.

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