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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Start your new year with a few wordsmiths. Glad to be part of Forever Night at the Nuyorican this Sunday, January 1st!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Four poems from Catherine's Spook Speak: A Tale of Espionage series are forthcoming in Small Beer Press's LCRW #35.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I'm excited to be reading on Nov. 5th at Poets House with visiting Indian poet Subodh Sarkar and a line-up of noted writers, including New York State Poet Laureate Yusef Komunyakaa. Please join us at 4pm!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Catherine has been named one of TWP's 2016-17 Science and Religion fellows. Based at Arizona State University, the program fosters writing that explores harmonies, reconciliation, and productive interaction between science and religion. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

I'm honored to have my poems "Namibian Sands" and "Meditation at Lion's Head" included in New Contrast's issue on voyages.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Last month the talented #WillRowe and his ensemble premiered a song cycle with text from my poem "5 Views Re/Dux" in Fontainebleau, France. I'm so grateful and pleased to have made a contribution to this piece. Please check out Will's music on Sound Cloud.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Catherine's poem "Perspective,"  inspired by Paolo Uccello's painting, is out now in The Ekphrastic Review.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I'm excited to be one of the over 200 poets reading at the 2016 NYC Poetry Festival this weekend.  Please join me and the gang from #BoundlessTales this Sunday, July 31st, at 1:30pm.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Catherine's poems "Finding Fabiola" and "Song of the Cynic" are out in the July installment of The Eunoia Review.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Queens Writers' Lab is back in action!  Please join us at the Queens NYC Lit Fest on Sunday, July 17th at 4pm.  Lit, sunlight, and a waterfront breeze in LIC.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

At the QCA reading with the lit pack. Many thanks to all who came out on Friday!

Catherine Fletcher with Mary Lannon, Meera Nair, Jared Harel & Vaughn M. Watson.  Photo by Molaundo Jones.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Please join me on Friday, May 6th as yours truly and fellow travellers in the lit sphere Jared Harel, Mary Lannon, Meera Nair, and Vaughn M. Watson read new work at Queens Council on the Arts.

For information about this Queens Writers' Lab reading, visit

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Catherine's short poem, "Curtains," is out now in the latest issue of The Offing magazine.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New York Writers Read in Solidarity with Poet Ashraf Fayadh, Sentenced to Death by Saudi Arabia

Ashraf Fayadh, a 35 year-old Palestinian poet and art curator who lives in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to death by a Saudi court on November 17, 2015 for the crime of apostasy and  promoting atheism in his 2008 book of poems, Instruction Within. Under the auspices of the International Literature Festival Berlin’s worldwide appeal, New York-based writers participate in a reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh, on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 7pm at Terraza 7 Café in Queens.  The reading has been organized by Rattapallax magazine and the First Tuesdays reading series in collaboration with Terraza 7 Café.
Participating artists include Michael Cirelli, Kia Corthron, Ram Devineni, Catherine Fletcher, Mohamad Hodeib, Bob Holman, Kewulay Kamara, Maria Lisella, Vikas Menon, Meera Nair, Idra Novey, Richard J. Newman, Amir Parsa, Roger Sedarat, K.C. Trommer, Vaughn Watson. Participants express solidarity with Mr. Fayadh, hoping to increase support for the poet as well as pressure to release him.  Can't attend the event?  Please consider signing a petition at either of these links: and