Alicia Ostriker on “Unlocking the Exits”


Eliot Katz has been for years an exuberant heir of Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and Allen Ginsberg. He has been oracular, comic, furiously compassionate, explosively and winsomely political, madly inventive, acutely vernacular. To read or hear him is to become energized by his contagious humanity. And now Eliot Katz has become a major poet of witness.