Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for the Nation. She has won many prizes and awards for her work, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for her first collection of poems, Antarctic Traveller; two National Magazine Awards for essays and criticism; and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Whiting foundations. She is also the author of Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories and Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time. Her second collection of poetry, The Mind-Body Problem, is published by Random House in June. She lives in New York City.
Katha Pollitt on Granta.com
In Conversation | The Online Edition
Rhyme and Reason
Katha Pollitt & Adam Gopnik
‘I write for people who like poetry. The people who don’t like poetry are on their own.’
Poetry | The Online Edition
‘Nobody wanted to hear / about the rain or its father / or leviathan slicing the deeps / at the black edge of the world / under the cold blue light of the Pleiades.’