About Me

Featured on Women's Voices for Change (NYC)

Marin Poetry Center, housed at Falkirk historical mansion, San Rafael, CA.

Interview with Permafrost


Cathryn Shea’s poetry was nominated for Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net 2017. Her second chapbook is "It's Raining Lullabies" from dancing girl press, November 2017. Cathryn's poetry has appeared recently in After the Pause, burntdistrict, Permafrost, and Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, "Snap Bean," was released in 2014 by CC.Marimbo of Berkeley. She was a merit finalist for the Atlanta Review 2013 International Poetry Competition and in 2004, she received the Marjorie J. Wilson Award judged by Charles Simic. Cathryn is included in the 2012 anthology "Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape" and she has poems in 2017 anthologies, including "Luminous Echos" by Into The Void, and "The New English Verse" by Cyberwit.net (India).  Follow her on Twitter: @cathy_shea.

Recent mentions and features

Sundog Lit, Refractions Blog, December 13, 2017: "Volumes of Tortillas" by Cathryn Shea

Verse Daily Web Weekly Feature, August 14, 2017:  "Early Advice to Kindergartners" by Cathryn Shea "Learn from the praying mantis..." from burntdistrict

July 7, 2017, mentioned under ~ highlights and recommendations from recent issues of literary journals ~  by Mark Danowsky (Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal) in POETRY LIT PICKS _ Vol. 1

Interview with Cathryn Shea by Neshama Franklin