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Steve Katz

Steve Katz with son Avrum.

Steve Katz (born May 1935) is an American writer. He is considered an early post-modern or avant-garde writer for works such as The Exagggerations of Peter Prince (1968), and Saw (1972). His collection of stories, Creamy & Delicious (1970), was mentioned in Larry McCaffery’s list of the 100 greatest books of the 20th century where it was named “The most extreme and perfectly executed fictional work to emerge from the Pop Art scene of the late 60s.”

He has written over 20 books of prose and poetry to date, and he has also raised three boys.

Steve Katz was born in the Bronx, New York City in May 1935. He received his Bachelors degree at Cornell University and his Masters degree at the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Maryland Overseas (Italy), Cornell University, the University of Iowa, Brooklyn College, Queens College, City University of New York, and Notre Dame University.

In 1978 he became the director of the creative writing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Katz has also worked as a miner, a dairy farmer, and a teacher of T’ai chi ch’uan. He received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 and 1981.

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