"Honest, insightful, and formally dexterous, Cofell—the self-described 'Lucille Ball of Zen'—reminds us that, ultimately, being fully human is our true life’s work." 

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"Stick Figure with Skirt," by Cathryn Cofell. Winner of the 2019 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award.

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Virtual Reading for the Dickinson Poetry Series available on YouTube

"On Being Mistaken for the Hostess at The Maize in Newark" is up at Volume One - read it here 


The Council for WI Writers selects Cathryn as the recipient of the 2020 Christopher Latham Sholes Award for mentoring

"Stick Figure with Skirt" is now available! Winner of the 2019 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award!

Listen to Cathryn on the Poetry Spoken Here Podcast #114

Listen to Cathryn's interview with Nancy Micke on WHBY Radio!