“White: An Abstract” by Joy Katz
On September 16, jazz greats Hamiet Bluiett and Roger Humphries performed an evening of jazz at City of Asylum. Between sets, the musicians collaborated with poet Joy Katz for this jazz and poetry interlude.
Joy Katz‘s latest poetry collection, a National Poetry Series finalist, is All You Do is Perceive. Her work in progress is White: An Abstract, an attempt to document American whiteness. Katz is co-founder of the activist art collective Ifyoureallyloveme. The recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Heinz Foundation, she teaches in the MFA program at Chatham University and in Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic workshops.