Pollitt’s columns for The Nation, the New York Times, and the New Yorker are compiled in Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism (1995), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture (2001); and Virginity or Death! And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time (2006). The title piece of her personal essay collection Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories (2007) was anthologized in Best American Essays (2003).
A Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, Pollitt has also received a Whiting Foundation Writing Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught poetry at Princeton University, Barnard College, and the 92nd Street Y. She lives in Berlin, Germany.
Poems By KATHA POLLITT
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Poetry in Work
There's a lot of poetry in work—people who do it, under do it, and can't afford not to do it. David Tucker reads his poem "Downsizing," Pedro Pietri reads his poem "Telephone Booth Number 905/2," and Katha Pollitt reads Sarah Cleghorn's "The Golf Links."