Cati Porter

Riverside, CA

Author's Bio

A native southern Californian, Cati Porter is the founder and editor of the online literary journals Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry ( and Inlandia: A Literary Journey ( 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

My Skies of Small Horses
(WordTech Editions, 2016)
Contrary, Poetry Magazine
The Body, Like Bread
(Finishing Line Press, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
"Taking My Time", Day 1 Top 10 Finalist, Poetic Asides Blog April PAD Challenge 2014; “Miss Carriage”, 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.

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Last updated: Sep 18, 2016