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Cati Porter’s most recent poetry collections include Novel (Bamboo Dart Press, 2022) and The Body at a Loss (CavanKerry Press, 2019).


Her fourth full-length collection, small mammals, was published in July 2023 by Mayapple Press. An earlier version of small mammals was a finalist in 2022 for The Wilder Prize by Two Sylvias Press, judged by Annette Spaulding-Convy and Kelli Russell Agodon. Poems from small mammals can be found in Rattle, Verse Daily, Terrain, Cholla Needles, The Journal of Radical Wonder, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, and elsewhere.


Cati Porter is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council for 2023-24. Additionally, Cati Porter’s poetry has won or been a finalist in contests by: So To Speak, judged by Arielle Greenberg; Crab Creek Review, judged by Aimee Nezhukumatathil; and Gravity & Light, judged by Chella Courington.


In 2010, she received her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. Cati Porter lives in Inland Southern California where she runs her Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry and directs Inlandia Institute, a 501(c)(3) literary nonprofit.

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