Catherine Keefe is a poet, essayist and former journalist. She’s the Founding Editor of dirtcakes, a literary journal dedicated to exploring themes suggested by the UN Millennium Development goals to end extreme poverty.
Catherine’s poetry and essays have recently appeared in Gettysburg Review, Lunch Ticket, TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics, Pirene’s Fountain, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Zocalo Public Square, and Time. She’s been anthologized in Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry, (Grayson Press); Best of the 30/30 Project, (Tupelo Press), and Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology, (CWG).
Catherine’s essay “Ka Qua Craft,” co-written with Traci Brimhall, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her short story, Delivery Day won the John Fowles Center Award. Cliff Season, her poetry manuscript is making the rounds of publishers looking for a good home.
Catherine teaches writing at Chapman University where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature. If you’d like to see what happens in a college writing course, you can visit her teaching website, Summits Guide.
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