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A Poetry Reading with
Joy Katz and Lucia Cherciu
  Join us for an hour of poetry from the visiting Joy Katz and Luciu Cherciu, one of our own DCC professors.
Friday, October 16, 12-1 in the Writing Center, Hudson 503
Joy Katz is a poet and essayist. She is the author of three collections: Fabulae, The Garden Room, and All You Do is Perceive, a Best Books of 2014 pick by the Kansas City Star. Her most recent essay is “I Know You Feel Me,” on sentimentality in contemporary poems, in American Poetry Review. She is also co-founder, with theater director Cindy Croot, of the activist art collective Ifyoureallyloveme, whose mission is to “use word, music and theater, along with pro-beauty and anti-racist strategies, to create art in Pittsburgh and other cities around the world.”  Honors for her work include fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts and Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner program, a Pushcart prize, and a grant from the Heinz Foundation. She teaches in the MFA program at Chatham University and in Pittsburgh’s long-running Madwomen in the Attic community poetry workshops.

Lucia Cherciu was born in Romania and came to the United States in 1995. She is a Professor of English at SUNY / Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY and she writes both in English and in Romanian. Her newest book of poetry, Edible Flowers, was published by Main Street Rag in February 2015. Her other books of poetry are Lepădarea de Limbă (The Abandonment of Language), Editura Vinea 2009, and Altoiul Râsului (Grafted Laughter), Editura Brumar 2010. Her poetry appeared in “Antioch Review,” “Cortland Review,” “Paterson Literary Review,” “Poetry East,” “The Prose-Poem Project,” “Oglinda Literară,” “Pro Saeculum,” “Salonul Literar,” “Timpul,” “Hyperion,” “Contrapunct,” “Astra,” and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net. Her web page can be found at