Michael Catherwood


Omaha, NE 68144
402 983 2908

Author's Bio

Michael Catherwood has published poems and essays in various magazines, including Agni, Aethlon, Black Warrior Review, Blue Violin, Borderlands, Briar Cliff Review, Brick and Mortar, Conspire, CQ, Duct Tape, Exit 13, Ecletica. Georgetown Review, Graffiti Rag, Hawai’i Review, Kansas Quarterly, Kimera, Laurel Review, Louisiana Literature, Main Street Rag, Mangrove, Mankato Poetry Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Morpo, Nebraska English Journal, Nebraska Review, Pennsylvania English, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Red River Review, South Dakota Review, Sycamore Review, Westview, and others. He writes essays for Plainsongs and has recently published poems in ABZ, Borderlands, Louisiana Literature, Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Nebraska Poets, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and the Red River Review.

In 2006 The Backwaters Press published his first book of poems entitled Dare. He has worked as a truck driver, weed whacker, garbage man, teacher, tutor, substitute teacher, and administrator. He has taught creative writing at the University of Arkansas, Univeristy of Nebraksa at Omaha, and at Creighton University.

Publications & Prizes

Projector (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2017)
Watching the Perseids: The Backwaters Press Twentieth Anniversary Anthology, Editor (Backwaters Press, 2017)
Dare (Backwaters Press, 2017)
If You Turned Around Quickly (Main Street Rag , 2016)
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His awards include an Intro Journals Award for Poetry from AWP, two Lily Peter Fellowships, the Holt Prize for Poetry, and National Finalist for the Ruth Lily Prize. In 2003, he received an encouragement award from the Nebraska Arts Council, and a Pushcart Nomination in 2014.

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Omaha, NE
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Last update: Feb 23, 2019