"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" 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!


"How the Angst Unfolds" is up at Volume One - read it here. 

Poem in "A Constellation of Kisses," an anthology on kissing edited by Diane Lockward.

"Resignation Notice" receives the Mill Prize for Poetry


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