Catherine Graham

is the author of five acclaimed poetry collections. Her most recent collection, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Poetry Award and the CAA Poetry Award. Winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW competition, she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award. Her work is anthologized in The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vol IV & V and The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Malahat Review, Gutter Magazine (Scotland), Poetry Daily, The Glasgow Review of Books, Poetry Ireland Review, The Ulster Tatler, The Fiddlehead, LRC, Room Magazine, CV2, Minola Review and elsewhere. Recent reading invitations include Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Open House Bangor Festival (Northern Ireland), Linen Hall Library (Belfast), Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, and the 4th International Congress of Language and Literature in Linares, Mexico. Her sixth poetry collection, The Celery Forest, will appear in 2017 as will her first novel, Quarry. Visit her at @catgrahampoet.

Catherine will be facilitating a workshop – The Short Poem – at the 2017 CanWrite! Conference.