Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation. She has written for many publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Mother Jones, The London Review of Books, and Free Inquiry, and her work appears in many anthologies. Pollitt is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the National Magazine Award (1992, 2003), the American Book Award "Lifetime Achievement Award" (2010), and the National Book Critics Circle Award (1983). She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fulbright Program. She has been an atheist since she was six. She is completing a book about abortion rights.
Recorded at the Center for Inquiry "Women in Secularism 2" conference, Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Video produced by Monica Harmsen with assistance from Adam Isaak and Bill Goodwin.
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