Cathryn Shea

Marin Poetry Center, housed at Falkirk historical mansion, San Rafael, CA.


Cathryn Shea’s second chapbook is forthcoming from dancing girl press late 2017. Her poetry has appeared recently or is forthcoming in After the Pause, burntdistrict, Permafrost, and Tar River Poetry, and has appeared in MARGIE, Gargoyle, Blue Fifth Review, Quiddity, Quercus, Sierra Nevada Review, Soundings East, Poet Lore, POEM, and elsewhere. Cathryn’s first chapbook, Snap Bean, was released in 2014 by CC.Marimbo of Berkeley. She was a merit finalist for the Atlanta Review 2013 International Poetry Competition. Cathryn is included in the 2012 anthology “Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape.” In 2004, she received the Marjorie J. Wilson Award judged by Charles Simic.

Cathryn served as editor for Marin Poetry Center anthology, and worked many years in the tech industry in computer software engineering. She lives in Fairfax, CA with her husband George. She is a fourth-generation Californian, having grown up and lived in northern California most of her life.