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Joy Katz

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Joy Katz

Joy Katz is the author of All You Do Is Perceive (Four Way Books, 2013). She teaches in the Madwomen in the Attic workshops at Carlow University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


by this poet


We should not have produced all this life.
Let’s say I am
in a state of heightened attentiveness.
Is this my gift? Do I take your head in my hands
and swivel it, or cast marbles around our feet, make a line I bring you behind?
Now: see the man on wire, taste