Poetry. OBJECTS IN MOTION is the first full-length poetry collection by the well-known cultural policy leader and arts administrator, Jonathan Katz. In this ambitious book, Katz sequences the poems in sections designed to provoke a reader's exploration of connections to and separations from the natural world; of conduct, politics and ethics; of family and community relationships; and ultimately, of what artistic experience contributes to the work one has to do to fill life with meaning and value. The language of the poems is richly meditative and enhanced by vivid, sensual imagery. Readers have recommended his "dazzling lines," "surprising tropes," and have found his poems both "enjoyable to read" and "webbed with moral questions, challenges to orthodoxy, and dares...". OBJECTS IN MOTION is the kind of book readers return to again and again to revisit a favorite poem.
Jonathan Katz, PhD, has directed the state arts agency in Kansas, the children's museum in Denver, and the graduate arts management program at the U. of IL.-Springfield. As CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), he guided an association whose members invest over $400 million of public funds annually in artistic and cultural activities, he co-founded the nation's Arts Education Partnership, and he helped create Poetry Out Loud. He consults extensively on strategic planning and leadership development, serves on the board of American Poetry Review, and lives in beautiful Takoma Park, MD, with his muse, Terri Moreland.Author City: TAKOMA PARK, MD USA