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Through E-Bay ads for an inflatable church, labels stuck to her preschool son's jeans, instructions for preconception gender selection, and childhood games, Porter names herself into the world with lyrical irony in poem after hilariously tragic poem. - Tony Barnstone

In Seven Floors Up you will find a complicated and gifted poet, Cati Porter, whose art is filled not only with heart and mind--but also with the body in its varied and rich incarnations. - Deborah Bogen

Seven Floors Up is a book that mirrors real life, in all of its messiness, chaos and brief moments of serendipity. - Jessica Fox-Wilson, ReadWritePoem

Like bees extracting pollen, Cati Porter has found the rich and mysterious nourishment of the things in front of us, the poetry in plain view. - Beth Ann Fennelly

Seven Floors Up is a memorable collection of impressive poems that evoke day-to-day life and women’s manifold experiences. - Dorsia Smith Silva, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering

In the vein of poetry by the amazing Heather McHugh, the driving force of "Miss Carriage" is American language itself: its endless opportunities for riffing, its image-rich idioms, its fantastically eclectic sounds. But like McHugh's poems, the language play of "Miss Carriage" is not merely playful; it is pinned to something very real, very directly human. - Arielle Greenberg 

 

Selections from My Skies of Small Horses (Word Tech Editions, 2016) 

No Tell Motel

Wicked Alice

 

Selections from The Body, Like Bread (Finishing Line Press, 2016)

Contrary

The Quotable

 

Selections from The Body at a Loss

West Trestle Review

Hartskill Review