Women's Show - KATHA POLLITT columnist with The Nation

11/29/03

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd. Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and Marianne Williamson, author and lecturer. Katha Pollitt. Katha Pollitt is well known for her sharp and provocative analyses of popular culture and politics. Her "Subject to Debate" column, which The Washington Post called "the best place to go for original thinking on the left," began in January 1994 and appears every other week in The Nation; it is frequently reprinted in newspapers across the country. Pollitt counts Susan Sontag, Gloria Steinem and Naomi Wolf among her many vocal fans and Camille Paglia--who wrote recently that she hopes Pollitt "burns in hell" for her analysis of Katie Roiphe's The Morning After--among her critics. A superb stylist, Pollitt can always be relied on for her wit and her keen sense of both the ridiculous and the sublime. Pollitt has been contributing to The Nation since 1980. In 1992, she won the Whiting Foundation Writing Award; in 1993 her essay "Why Do We Romanticize the Fetus?" won the Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For her poetry, Pollitt has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her latest book, published by Random House in 2001, is Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture. Born in New York City, she was educated at Harvard and the Columbia School of the Arts and has taught poetry at Barnard College and the 92nd Street Y.

Katha Pollitt and Eric Alterman, also of The Nation, will be speaking for WMNF Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at Hyde Park Methodist Church

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