The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Joy Katz

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Joy Katz is an American poet, artist and essayist. Her 2013 full-length collection, All You Do is Perceive was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and a Stahlecker Selection at Four Way Books. She is also the author of The Garden Room, Fabulae, and a chapbook, Which From That Time (Argos 2013). With Kevin Prufer, she co-edited the acclaimed anthology Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems.

Joy Katz performed with Israel Centeno during City of Asylum’s Jazz Poetry month on September 16, 2016. Prior to the performance, Sampsonia Way interviewed her about her challenges in portraying voices from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and the moment she knew that she was a poet.

  1. About The Writer’s Block
  2. The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career.
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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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