Cathryn Shea's first full-length poetry book is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press of Portland, Oregon in 2020. More information to follow.

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


Cathryn Shea

Cathryn Shea’s poetry has been widely published and was nominated for Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net. Her third chapbook, "The Secrets Hidden in a Pear Tree" is forthcoming from dancing girl press in early 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. She was a merit finalist for the Atlanta Review 2013 International Poetry Competition and 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 (India).  Follow her on Twitter: @cathy_shea.

Recent mentions and features

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