Hardcover, 96 pages
7.5 x 9 inches
Poetry, with B&W and color photography
By Michael I. Katz
There is loneliness in these poems, and a rueful sense of loss. But the speaker isn’t ever really alone. Friends and kin and anonymous citizens of the broad-backed metropolis on the St. Lawrence hover at the peripheries of the verses, between the lines and in the shadows of Athena’s photographs. And of course so do the readers. We are under Katz’s spell and also in his company, both in the particular places he revisits and—lucky for us—on the larger one-way journey from which there is, truly, no turning back.
— From original foreword by A.O. Scott
Michael I. Katz is a lawyer and poet living in Southern California.