Cati Porter is a native southern Californian who has been writing and publishing for three decades.


Her most recent books include The Body at a Loss (CavanKerry Press, 2019) and the collaborative chapbook Slow Unraveling of Living Ghosts, with Johnny Bender (Inlandia Books, 2020). A chapbook, Novel: Poems, is forthcoming from Bamboo Dart Press in June 2022.


Her poems have won prizes from So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art and Gravity & Light. She also writes the occasional essay, magazine article and newspaper column. 


She holds an MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles and is founder and editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry and executive director of Inlandia Institute, a literary arts nonprofit. 

Cati Porter is also the granddaughter of ceramicist Brad Keeler