Friday, October 7 2022


BANTAM – The historic Bantam Cinema & Arts Center will host a ‘Poetry in Film’ author talk with Greek mythology poet and storyteller Susan A. Katz of Washington. The May 15 event, which begins at 7 p.m., features readings from Katz’s recently released book, “The Limits of Light.”

Published August 31, 2021 by Austin Macauley Publishers, the book features a collection of narrative poems that explores tales from Greek mythology and their contemporary messages. “The gods, ostensibly divine beings, looked a lot like us. We can see parallels between the triumphs and disasters of ancient Greek gods and modern civilization. It’s almost as if these ancient stories predicted the future,” Katz said.


From Apollo, who was thwarted in love, to Scylla who betrays his father for lust, to Icarus who strives to fly towards the sun, only to fall to his death; tales of the gods unfold in Katz’s captivating and dramatic narrative poetry.

A nationally and internationally published poet, Katz’s work has appeared in numerous literary anthologies, journals and magazines. “The Limits of Light” is her fourth published book of poetry.

For more than 30 years, Katz worked for The New York State Poets in Public Service, then, with music and movement scholar Judith A. Thomas, she led student/teacher poetry workshops in the United States. and in Canada.

Katz has been actively writing and publishing poetry for over 50 years. She finds inspiration in the complexities and intimacies of life and family, the vagaries of life, and the beauty and wonders of the natural world. His poems reveal his intense passion for the living quality of language and his conviction that “poetry is the need to write beyond the limits of choice; the freedom to see beyond the limits of light.

Copies of “The Limits of Light” will be available for purchase during the May 15 event. The book is also available at http://www.austinmacauley.com/us/book/limits-light; Amazon: https://amzn.to/3keuIo8; Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/3gkAUKi; The Book Deposit: https://bit.ly/3gmcG2m; and in some bookstores. Or visit www.poetladykatz.com.

Registration for the May 15 event is required; visit bantamcinema.org or buy tickets at the door. Tickets are $15 and benefit the nonprofit Bantam Cinema & Arts Center, 115 Bantam Lake Road in Bantam, Connecticut. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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