Marin Poetry Center, now housed at Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley CA.

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Cathryn Shea's first full-length poetry book "Genealogy Lesson for the Laity," is available  from Unsolicited Press of Portland, Oregon, release date September 29, 2020.

Cathryn Shea

Cathryn Shea’s poetry has been widely published and was nominated for Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net. Cathryn's fourth chapbook, "Backpack Full of Leaves," was published by Cyberwit.net in 2019 and her third chapbook, "The Secrets Hidden in a Pear Tree" was published dancing girl press in 2019. Her second chapbook, "It's Raining Lullabies" is also from dancing girl press (November 2017). Cathryn's poetry has appeared recently in New Orleans Review (web feature), Typishly, After the Pause, burntdistrict, Permafrost, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere.


Her first chapbook, "Snap Bean," was released in 2014 by CC. Marimbo of Berkeley CA. Cathryn was a Best of the Net nominee in 2017 and she was a merit finalist for the Atlanta Review 2013 International Poetry Competition. In 2004, she received the Marjorie J. Wilson Award judged by Charles Simic. Cathryn is included in the 2012 anthology "Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape" and she has poems in 2017 anthologies, including "Luminous Echos" by Into The Void, and "The New English Verse" by Cyberwit.net (India).  Follow her on Twitter: @cathy_shea.

Features, articles, and blog spots


Schuylkill Valley Journal articles, June 2020:Poetry During This Prolonged Pandemic

and April 2019: A Routine Meeting of Poets


Typehouse Magazine, April 2020: Poetry Groups, a How-To for Participating and Managing


Verse Daily Web Weekly Feature, June 3, 2019:  "Anniversary" by Cathryn Shea "I tripped on the path..." from UCity Review


The Wombwell Rainbow, January 2019: Interview


Sundog Lit, Refractions Blog, December 13, 2017: "Volumes of Tortillas" by Cathryn Shea


Verse Daily Web Weekly Feature, August 14, 2017:  "Early Advice to Kindergartners" by Cathryn Shea "Learn from the praying mantis..." from burntdistrict


July 7, 2017, mentioned under ~ highlights and recommendations from recent issues of literary journals ~  by Mark Danowsky (Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal) in POETRY LIT PICKS _ Vol. 1