AUNT PIG OF PUGLIA: a family remembrance a magic realism memoir by Patricia Catto
ART: orginal images by Debra Di Blasi
SOUND: original spoken word by Patricia Catto; produced by Jaded Ibis Productions
About the Author
Patricia Catto was born in Auburn, New York, of Italian immigrants. She is the author of Wife of Geronimo’s Virile Old Age: Poems, and many stories, articles and essays. For 20 years, Patricia has taught at Kansas City Art Institute, offering a variety of courses exploring eco-psychological approaches to literature, and formal poetry writing centered on forms from the classical world to the contemporary marketplace. In the late 1990s she added the raks sharki dance element to her poetry classes and, in 2004 and 2006, traveled to India to study this form. Patricia’s courses in Folk Literature of the World are her signature and reveal a deep interest in the archetypal manifestations and soul motifs of our species. In 2001 Patricia began a series of dance-lectures entitled “Veil as Sacred Space,” and has presented this workshop around the country. She lives in Bisbee, Arizona with her dogs, Habeebah, Ugoberto, Vito and Rhett Butler.