Kathy Engel’s poem “The Gift” is featured in NOW 2, the latest edition of NOW, the online journal of Hobart Festival of Women Writers. The journal can be found here.
A vigil in Sag Harbour on Tuesday May 18 for Children killed in Gaza by Israeli forces.
Kathy was nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize!
The Pushcart Prize recognizes and celebrates literary work from small presses and independent publishers.
Kathy’s poem, “What could the title possibly be” is featured in Border Lines: Poems of Migration (ed. Mihaela Moscaliuc and Michael Waters), published by Penguin Random House, and launched in September 2020.
In this remarkable collection—the first of its kind—poets from around the world give eloquent voice to the trials, hopes, rewards, and losses of the experience of migration.
The first Philosenes Vigil took place on the evening of Friday February 14, 2020, in Sag Harbor. This gathering came out of a desire to resist the dehumanization and disconnection of our time and to show up for community, social justice, and liberation. We lit candles and walked in silence together through town.
You can read the interview with Kimberly Quinn Johnson, Ella Engel-Snow, and Kathy Engel on The East Hampton Star.
Kathy reading at the Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein atrium for the New York celebration of the anthology What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, published by Northwestern University Press. Poet George Wallace described the evening as, “A landmark night for the dissident poetic voice in America, in one of the shrines to the world’s performing arts… Our chance to step out of the trenches and show proof-positive what this generation of committed poets can do to speak truth to power on any stage.”
Kathy co-led the public conversation at the beginning of the festival with Alexis De Veaux and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, and read her poem To Kneel in the closing flash reading.
From Gwen McKinney’s newsletter on Black History month:
“Let’s view February merely as a marker, not a restraint. We should claim the moments whenever it is appropriate to exhume, remember and embrace. The obscure. The cherished. The harsh. The curated truths. They etch the Black experience. They are milestones in the storytelling of humanity, capturing what is constant and changing.”