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from what Desire makes of us, illustrations by Amy Payne

e-chapbook: Ahadada Books 2011; forthcoming in print from dancing girl press, 2015



Sample Poems


From Seven Floors Up

From small fruit songs

From (al)most delicious

From what Desire makes of us

From The Way Things Move The Dark



New work forthcoming soon:


The Quotable

Hartskill Review

Bared, anthology ed. by Laura Madeline Wiseman, Les Femme Folles Books


Available in Print (Anthologies)

Women Write Resistance, ed. Laura Madeline Wiseman (Blue Hyacinth Press)

Letters to the World, ed. by Rosemary Starace and Moira Richards (Red Hen Press)

White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood, ed. by Rishma Dunlop (Demeter Press)

Orangelandia: The Literature of Inland Citrus, ed. by Gayle Brandeis (Inlandia Institute)

Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - Second Floor, ed. by Reb Livingston (No Tell Books)


Available in Print (Journals)

"Opposable, Just What He Always Wanted"


"A Poem in Which I Lead Us Down a Strange Hallway"

"All She Wants is a Simple Solution"

Tin Cannon

June 2013

"mum" (reprint, from Seven Floors Up)

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence

ed. Laura Madeline Wiseman

Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013


"Miss Carriage"

So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Spring 2011

Winner of the 2010 Poetry Contest, judged by Arielle Greenberg



Crab Creek Review

Finalist, 2009 Poetry Contest, judged by Aimee Nezhukumatathil


Read Online:


"the problem with Desire" (from what Desire makes of us)

The Nervous Breakdown

Selections from My Skies of Small Horses

(scroll down to links to the poems)

No Tell Motel


More selections from My Skies of Small Horses

Wicked Alice


Selections from (al)most delicious & Seven Floors Up



Selections from Seven Floors Up:

Other Voices International


Selections from small fruit songs:






Interviews, podcast:

Blood Jet Writing Hour, with Rachelle Cruz

Moe Green Poetry Hour (Blogtalk Radio), with Shaindel Beers

Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour (U.C. Davis), with Andy Jones


Interviews, text:

the chapbook interview with Laura Madeline Wiseman

The Nervous Breakdown self-interview

Umbrella, with Rachel Dacus

Very Like a Whale, with Nic Sebastian

Writer's Digest/Poetic Asides, with Robert Brewer

Duotrope Digest's Editor Interview Series



Excerpt from the double abecedarian, "A Feline Fine, Kitty Kitty Mine" (Seven Floors Up) included in Gayle Brandeis' novel, Delta Girls.




Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry

Inlandia: A Literary Journal


Other places Cati can be found on the web



Poets & Writers Directory

Inlandia Author Page

Goodreads Author Page