Catherine Abbey Hodges


Author's Bio

Catherine Abbey Hodges is the author of the full-length poetry collections Instead of Sadness, selected by Dan Gerber for the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize from Gunpowder Press, and Raft of Days, as well as the chapbooks All the While and A Spell for What Comes Next. Her poems appear in many literary journals including The Southern Review, Tar River Poetry, Miramar, The American Journal of Poetry, Connotation Press, Cider Press Review, Atticus Review, SWWIM, and Chicago Quarterly Review. They’ve been anthologized, featured on The Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily, and nominated for Pushcarts and Best-of-the-Net. Catherine has twice been named Faculty of the Year at Porterville College, where her students keep her awake and amazed. She co-coordinates California Poets in the Schools for Tulare County, serves as a Teacher-Consultant for the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, and collaborates with her husband, musician and labyrinth-maker Rob Hodges.

Publications & Prizes

Raft of Days (Gunpowder Press, 2017)
Instead of Sadness (Gunpowder Press, 2015)
All the While (Finishing Line Press, 2006)
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Cider Press Review
Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Into the Teeth of the Wind
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String Poet
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The Christian Century
The Writer's Almanac
Verse Daily
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Barry Spacks Poetry Prize (2015), Gunpowder Press

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Santa Barbara, CA
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Last update: Apr 18, 2019