Poetry. "Phyllis Katz's poems are crucial to us for their intrinsic beauty, for their attention to eloquent detail, and for their capacity to stir our souls. Writing after the loss of her longtime spouse, she knows how—without self-pity or—glorification—to evoke our sorrow, but both in her person and in her poems, she also epitomizes a noble resilience. As she writes at one point, 'Now she begins to open, / expand to find a new language / beyond loneliness and grief.' GHOST ORCHIDS is more than merely lovely; it is exemplary."—Sydney Lea
Phyllis Beck Katz's poems have been published in The Salon (2010), Connecticut River Review, The Mountain Troubadour, Bloodroot Literary Magazine (2010, 2011, 2012), Birchsong (2012), and Oberon (2014). She was awarded the Oberon Poetry Prize in 2014 for her poem "Emily Dickinson's Gorgeous Nothings," and second prize in the Poets and Music contest held by the Sunapee Center for the Arts in 2015 for "Reflections on Fauré's Requiem." Her first two books, All Roads Go Where They Will (December 2010) and Migrations (November 2013), were published by Antrim House Books. Her third book, FINDING ITHACA was published by Dos Madres in 2018, and her most recent book, GHOST ORCHIDS was published by Dos Madres Press in 2020. She has a PhD in Classics from Columbia University, 1969, and has recently taught Classics, Women's and Gender Studies, and ancient and modern poetry in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Dartmouth College.
Author City: NORTHAMPTON, MA USA