news and events


Book news! Catherine’s new book, DANGER DAYS, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in Fall 2020.

Catherine has been named a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow.

“In Praise of the Horror Movie” has won the Copper Nickel Editors’ Prize in Poetry.

“I Kept Getting Books About Birds,” originally published in The Gettysburg Review, has won a Pushcart Prize.

Upcoming Events

3/5, AWP San Antonio
12:10 PM
Room 214A, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
The Dynamic Line: Poets on the Craft of Lineation,” with Beth Ann Fennelly, Kathy Fagan, Raena Shirali, and Jake Skeets.

3/5, San Antonio
7:00 PM
Artisan Distillery and Drinks, 315 Eighth St.
Saturnalia Books reading, with Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Diamond Forde, Alexis Ivy, Timothy Liu, Robert Ostrom, Natalie Shapero, and Martha Silano.

3/5, San Antonio
8:00 PM
Hotel Havana, 1015 Navarro St., Ocho Bar
MOB the OCHO reading, with The Adroit Journal, The American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, The Missouri Review, and Pleiades.

3/7, AWP San Antonio
1:45 PM
Room 007A, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level
Gratitude as Grit: Poetry of Appreciation in Times of Strife,” with Amie Whittemore, Tyree Daye, Diana Khoi Nguyen, and Jane Wong.

Reviews & Interviews

The Tornado Is the World reviewed in:

San Francisco Chronicle

Chicago Review of Books

Publishers Weekly

The Rumpus

The Tornado Is the World has won the 2017 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize.

Interview with Susan Elliot Brown for the Best American Poetry blog.

Catherine’s work has won a 2015 Sustainable Arts Foundation Award.

“The Mother Warns the Tornado” has been made into a short film by Isaac Ravishankara through Motionpoems. Watch it here.

“Relevant Details,” originally published in Pleiades, has been selected for The Best American Poetry 2015.

“Dear Atom Bomb” featured on the PBS NewsHour site.

Interview with Stacey Balkun for The Normal School.

The Girls of Peculiar has gone into a second printing.

The Girls of Peculiar won the 2013 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize.

Review of The Girls of Peculiar in the The Kenyon Review.

Review of The Girls of Peculiar in Diode.