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 Virtual Events

5:45 PM EST
Charis Books & More
Book Event for All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

12:00 PM CST
Lemuria Books
A Reading & Conversation. With Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

7:00 PM CST
Wednesday Night Poetry

7:00 PM CST
A Reading for the Eudora Welty Symposium. With M.O. Walsh and Eden Wales Freedman.

7:00 PM CST
LOGOS Collective
A Reading with Marcus Wicker.

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.