Cati Porter

Poet

Riverside, CA

Author's Bio

A native southern Californian, Cati Porter is the author of eight books and chapbooks, including The Body at a Loss (CavanKerry Press, 2019). Her work has appeared in Verse Daily, Contrary, So to Speak, Crab Creek Review, Hartskill Review, MockingHeart Review, and others. Occasionally she writes essays and has work in Lady/Liberty/Lit, Salon.com and The Manifest-Station. She is also 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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Women Write Resistance (Blue Light Press, 2013)
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Letters to the World: Poems from the Women's Poetry Listserv (Red Hen Press, 2008)
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White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2008)
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Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel -- Second Floor (No Tell Books, 2007)
Books:
The Body at a Loss (CavanKerry Press, 2019)
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My Skies of Small Horses (WordTech Editions, 2016)
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Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008)
Chapbooks:
The Body, Like Bread (Finishing Line Press, 2016)
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The Way Things Move The Dark (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2013)
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what Desire makes of us (Ahadada Books, 2011)
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(al)most delicious (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2010)
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small fruit songs (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Journals:
Banyan Review
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Fringe Magazine
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kaleidowhirl
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Literary Mama
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MannequinEnvy
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No Tell Motel
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Poetry Magazine
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Poetry Midwest
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Poetry Southeast
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Pomona Valley Review
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Sunspinner
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Umbrella
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Vermilion Literary Project
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Verse Daily
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Whale Sound
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Wicked Alice
Prizes won: 

“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

“Administering My Dog’s Cancer Therapy, I Think about My Sons”: Winner, Gravity & Light Poetry Contest, 2006

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Southern California
Raised in: 
Southern California, CA
California
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Last update: Jun 23, 2019