New Book Release
Deer Love is a collection of poems about the spiritual bond and relationship forged between a woman and a female deer whom the poet named Forest.
A short reading from Deer Love
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.
Radio Kingston WKNY: Good Morning, Beloved
God & Creativity, Poetry, and Readings
Joining Reverend Darlene Kelley this week is Catherine Arra, local author and poet, with several of her poems, on Darlene's topic of "God & Creativity". Darlene also shares a column from Scientific American magazine, written by Scott Barry Kaufman about the neuroscience of creativity.
Calling All Poets Series: Readings by Catherine Arra and Steve Hirsch, June 1, 2018
Poetry Breakfast of Writing in the Ether by Catherine Arra
Putting Ghosts to Rest with Love: with Catherine Arra
Online Journal Publications
Between the Butterflies, Blood is Thicker: Mojave River Review, Spring / Summer 2018, pp. 142-145
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 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). Arra is a native of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, where she teaches part-time and facilitates local writing groups.
~Photo by Dion Ogust