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Kathy's BOOKS
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Photo Courtesy of

Kathy Engel

Banana -  Children's Book

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Ruth’s Skirts - Poetry

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The Lost Brother Alphabet - Poetry

The Kitchen - Non-fiction

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We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon
 - Kamal Boullata (Editor),
Kathy Engel (Editor)

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Wind Dancer: A storm in the Pacific. Survival. Conquering fear.
           A sailing story based on true events.

Engel Workshop

Workshop for :

Kathy Engel


Collaborative Poetics. The process by definition engages the relationship between the individual writer and a community of writers.


In the session we will practice and explore a number of ways poets can write together to create a collaborative piece, including different forms and materials that can hold and display the work.


I will offer examples of projects based on Cento, Haiku/Renga, and Zuihitsu, among others, and the group will write together to create some form of Collaborative Poetics to share and leave with the larger Festival.

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Kathy Engel

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 Masters Program in Arts Politics.


Over the past 40 years she has worked in many of the major social justice movements in the U.S. Published and anthologized widely, her books include Ruth’s Skirts (IKON, 2007); The Kitchen, in collaboration with artist German Perez (Yaboa Press, 2011); and We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon, co-edited with Kamal Boullata (Interlink Books, 2007).


Kathy’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. The video work Whowillkneel4you? (2018) appears on The Root, and features a chorus of artists reading Kathy’s poem, “To Kneel.”  


This is Kathy’s third Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “COLLABORATIVE POETICS”.

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