Cati Porter is a poet, editor, essayist, arts administrator, wife, mother, daughter, friend. She is the author of eight books and chapbooks, including The Body at a Loss (CavanKerry Press, 2019).


Her poems have won prizes from So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art and Gravity & Light, been a finalist for competitions offered by Crab Creek Review, Elixir Press, the Poetic Asides blog, and The Binnacle, and appeared in Verse Daily, Contrary, West Trestle, The Nervous Breakdown, among others, including about a half dozen anthologies. Her double abecedarian appears in Gayle Brandeis' novel, Delta Girls.

She also writes the occasional personal essay, magazine article, and book review.

Cati Porter is also the executive director of Inlandia Institute, an inland southern California literary nonprofit, and founder and editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry.

Links to recent work.


Cover art for Seven Floors Up, My Skies of Small Horses, The Body at a Loss, and Small Fruit Songs courtesy of Julie Heffernan. Cover art for The Body, Like Bread courtesy of Lavina Blossom. All other cover art courtesy of Amy Payne.


Photo credit: Carlos Puma

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