Now Listen

Kathy Engel reciting her poem “Now Listen” in Sagaponack, NY.

On the occasion of the rescinding of the Fred Shuttleworth Award
to Angela Davis by The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Appreciation to Cornelius Eady for his repeating line:
“I am a black American poet!” form his poem Gratitude.

The name Angela means messenger of the Gods.

The poem is featured on Portside. Click here to read…

Ross Gay Pop-Up Reading at Kimmel Windows

On October 17, 2018, Ghost Fishing poet Ross Gay joined Kathy Engel, the Art and Public Policy class “Language is Action”, members of Food And Racial Equity Collective at NYU, Decarbonize NYU and members of the public for a reading of his poem “A Small Needful Fact” in front of the Kimmel Windows.

For more impressions of the event, klick here

“August Letter to a Poet” in About Place Journal


This gorgeous country loves to make a summer

orphan or take a parent’s child. The tree will soon

articulate its loss, first flush, then naked limbs.

Geese announce their disciplined direction.

– excerpt from “August Letter to a Poet” by Kathy Engel


Kathy’s poem is featured in “About Place Journal”, Volume V Issue II. To read the full poem, click here