Date and Time
May 27, 2020 6:00 pm
14th & V
Kathy Engel’s newest poetry collection, The Lost Brother Alphabet (Get Fresh Books, 2020) is both ode and elegy, a song of grief and the tenacity of love made into the living and feeling word. Engel’s collection seeks understanding and beauty as the speaker seeks to keep living and to continue remembering.
“I found it hard not to straight-out weep reading The Lost Brother Alphabet, both for the sorrow flowing through it and for the beauty and buoyancy of its language, and the gladness of how fully alive it is – in every dancing phrase, in every bit of tribute to tenderness and justice.” – Alicia Ostriker, New York State Poet Laureate, author of Waiting for the Light
Kathy Engel is a poet, essayist, educator, and organizational strategic consultant. She currently serves as Chair and Associate Arts Professor in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Art and Public Policy, and Master’s Program in Arts Politics. Over the past 40 years Kathy has worked in many of the major social justice, peace, and human rights movements in the U.S. Kathy’s poems, essays, and reviews have been published and anthologized widely. Books include Ruth’s Skirts; The Kitchen, in collaboration with artist German Perez; and We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon, co-edited with Kamal Boullata. Kathy’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. The video work Whowillkneel4you? appears on The Root and features a chorus of artists reading Kathy’s poem “To Kneel.” kathyengelpoet.com