Bantam Cinema & Arts Center welcomes poet Susan A. Katz


BANTAM – 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. The May 15 event, which begins at 7 pm, is featuring readings from Katz’s recently released book, “The Limits of Light”.

Published Aug. 31, 2021, by Austin Macauley Publishers, the book 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,” said 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 compilation and dramatic narrative poetry.

A nationally and internationally published poet, Katz’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies, journals, and literary magazines. “The Limits of Light” is her fourth published book of poetry.

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.

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 dangers of living, and the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Her poems 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.”

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. Or visit www.poetladykatz.com.

Registration for the May 15 event is required; go to bantamcinema.org, or purchase tickets at the door. Tickets are $15 and benefit the nonprofit Bantam Cinema & Arts Center, 115 Bantam Lake Road in Bantam, Connecticut. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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