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Cati Porter

Author's Bio

A native southern Californian, Cati Porter is the founder and editor of the online literary journals Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry (www.poemeleon.org) and Inlandia: A Literary Journey (www.inlandiajournal.org). She holds an MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles and is the Executive Director of the Inlandia Institute, a regionally-focused literary nonprofit.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008), Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008)
Chapbooks:
The Way Things Move The Dark (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2013), what Desire makes of us (Ahadada Books, 2011), (al)most delicious (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2010), small fruit songs (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Anthologies:
Women Write Resistance (Blue Light Press, 2013), Letters to the World: Poems from the Women's Poetry Listserv (Red Hen Press, 2008), White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2008), Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel -- Second Floor (No Tell Books, 2007)
Journals:
Banyan Review, Crab Creek Review, Fringe Magazine, kaleidowhirl, Literary Mama, MannequinEnvy, Mosaic, No Tell Motel, Poetry Midwest, Poetry Southeast, Pomona Valley Review, Smartish Pace, SNReview, So to Speak, Sunspinner, Umbrella, Vermilion Literary Project, Whale Sound, Wicked Alice
Prizes:
Individual poems: “Miss Carriage”, First Place Winner, So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art's annual poetry contest, 2010; “Greed”, Finalist, Crab Creek Review's annual Poetry Contest, 2010; “The origin of Desire,” “having at last left Desire behind” and “Angry Poem”: Top Five Finalists for Days 1, 6, & 19 respectively: Writers’ Digest/Poetic Asides Blog NaPoWriMo Poem-a-Day Challenge, 2009; “Administering My Dog’s Cancer Therapy, I Think about My Sons”: Winner, Gravity & Light Poetry Contest, 2006; “Where She Is” was shortlisted for The Binnacle (University of Maine, Machias) Ultra Short Competition, 2006. Books: Seven Floors Up, nominated by the publisher for Academy of American Poets’ William Carlos Williams Award and The Poetry Society of America’s Lenore Marshall Prize, 2008. My Skies of Small Horses (in manuscript), semi-finalist for Elixir Press's Antivenom Prize, 2010, Elixir Press Poetry Prize, 2010 & 2011, Honorable Mention for Coconut Books' Elizabeth P. Braddock Prize 2012, Finalist for Kore Press Open Reading period, 2012.

Cati Porter Resume

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Listing last updated: January 22, 2014

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Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Southern California, CA
Raised in:
Southern California, CA

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