—A collection of 44 poems in two sections. The first section is comprised of 22 poems about living in Corona solitude, through several life transitions, and finding peace and gratitude in isolation. The second section is a series of 22 persona poems written in the imagined voices of the Major Arcana, or archetypes of the tarot.
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with Catherine Arra on the writing of Deer Love and on writing in general. Cervena Barva Press Newletter, January 2022
–Photo by Dan Wilcox
Caffè Lena Reading, October 6, 2021
with Catherine Arra in Backstory of a Poem
Harbor Review of (Women in Parentheses) by Catherine Arra
Read an in-depth about Loving from the Backbone with Catherine Arra conducted by Clare L. Martin, editor of MockingHeart Review.
of Loving from the Backbone and Slamming & Splitting by Michael Dennis of Today’s Book of Poetry.
Poetry Breakfast of Writing in the Ether by Catherine Arra
Putting Ghosts to Rest with Love: with Catherine Arra
Online Journal Publications
About the Author
Catherine Arra is a former high school English and writing teacher. Since leaving the classroom in 2012, her poetry and prose have appeared in numerous literary journals online and in print, and in several anthologies. She is the author of Solitude, Tarot & the Corona Blues (Kelsay Books, 2022), Deer Love (Dos Madres Press, 2021), Her Landscape, Poems Based on the Life of Mileva Marić Einstein (Finishing Line Press, 2020), (Women in Parentheses) (Aldrich Press/Kelsay Books, 2019), Writing in the Ether (Dos Madres Press, 2018), and three earlier chapbooks, Tales of Intrigue & Plumage (FutureCycle Press, 2017), Loving from the Backbone (Flutter Press, 2015), and Slamming & Splitting (Red Ochre Press, 2014). A Pushcart nominee, Arra is a native of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, where she teaches part-time and facilitates local writing groups.
~Photo by Jennifer B. Muirhead Photography