Cathleen Calbert

Cathleen’s poetry and prose have appeared in many publications, including Ms. Magazine, The New Republic, The New York Times, and The Paris Review.

She is the author of three previous books of poetry: Lessons in Space, Bad Judgment, and Sleeping with a Famous Poet. In addition to the Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” Poetry Prize for Women, her awards include The Nation Discovery Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Gordon Barber Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Sheila Motton Book Prize from the New England Poetry Club, and the Mary Tucker Thorp Award from Rhode Island College.

Currently, she resides in Pacific Grove, California, with her partner and Papillons.

Winner of the 2014 Vernice Quebodeaux Poetry Prize for Women with her book The Afflicted Girls.