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New Release

—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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Catherine Arra



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

In The Press

Online Journal Publications

Ode to the Woolly Bear Caterpillar (Isabella Tiger Moth), The Lineage of Poison in the Cooper’s Barrel, The Lake Poetry, July 2023

Bathing: Amethyst Review, April 2023

The Addict Talks About Steps: Unbroken, Issue 37, April 2023

Concealed Carry, New Verse News, March 2023

Bar Fight Tonight: Rye Whiskey Review, February 2023

Love Poem: Rat’s Ass Review, Spring/Summer 2023

Ode to My Aerolatte: Hobo Camp Review, Winter in the Cabin Issue, 2023

Addiction Riff: The Rye Whiskey Review, December, 2022

The Little Match Girl at 50, Magic Man: The 2River View, Winter 2023

In the Wake of Leaving: The Orchards Poetry Journal, Winter 2022

Her Feral Child: Stone Poetry Quarterly, November 2022

Tooth Fairy: Thimble Literary Magazine, Fall 2022

Wolf Prince: Panoplyzine, September 2022

Takes One to Know One: The Rye Whiskey Review, September 2022

The Summons: Stone Poetry Journal, May 2022

Boomerang, Corona Blues, The Devil, The Lovers: The Moon: Muddy River Poetry Review, Spring 2022

Like Water, Weeding: Verse-Virtual, April 2022

Wheel of Fortune, The Tower, The Sun, Writer’s Block, High on a Slanted Ceiling: Lothlorien Poetry Journal, January, 2022

The Fool: The Piker Press, January 2022

The High Priestess: The Piker Press, December 13, 2021

Baby Car: Bindweed, Issue 11, November 13,  2021

Paradox: Rat’s Ass Review, Winter 2021

Badass: The Piker Press, October 18, 2021

Grief, a Hangover: Rye Whiskey Review, October 14, 2021

The Velocity of Shattering: Spillwords, August 18, 2021

Exodus: Rye Whiskey Review, Summer 2021

Brindisi, Ode to His Parrot: Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Summer 2021

Beauty in the Time of Corona: Hobo Camp Review, Spring 2021

Some Sweet: Nixes Mate Review, Winter 2021

Table: Panoply, A Literary Zine, January 2021

Ode to Forest: Muddy River Poetry Review, October 2020

Thunderstorm:, September 18, 2020

God’s Waiting Room: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, August 29, 2020

After Divorce: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, August 28, 2020

Novi Sad, 24 February 1922: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, June 13, 2020

Mileva: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, June 12, 2020

Speak 2: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, May 17, 2020

Espionage: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, May 16, 2020

Don’t Misunderstand: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, March 24, 2020

After Lieserl: Writing In A Woman’s Voice, March 23, 2020

Stepping Stone, Thought Experiments/Sex, Elsa, Premonitions: Peacock Journal, January 2020

Liebe: Muddy River Poetry Review, Fall 2019

Like the Big Bang: Panoply, A Literary Zine

Unsexed, Fall Back, Child, After the Flood: Pink Panther Magazine, (pp.40-41)

In the End: Writing in a Woman’s Voice

Ode to That Which Cannot Be Named: Whale Road Review

Thanksgiving Eve: Muddy River Review

Perennial, Ballet of Palms, Seasons & Envy: Soul-Lit

Tartaruga: Cahoodaloodaling

White Spaces: Switched-on Gutenberg

Lessons in Gravity: MockingHeart Review

My House First, No Sanctum, Water Aerobics: Nixes Mate Review

Boyed: Flash Special-Blue Fifth Review, Blue Five Notebook Series

Lakeside Condo with View of 8th Hole and Sand Traps: Split Rock Review

Ashokan Eaglets & Dusk: Upstater 

Advent, That Untended: MockingHeart Review

Winter Solstice, Lacuna, Eagle: Peacock Journal

The End of Night, How the Heart is Tuned, Mother’s Savasana: Peacock Journal 

(Outdated) An Antique Cafe: Chronogram

Anniversary: Postcard Poems and Prose

The Equality of Opposition: Soul-Lit.

What’s Underneath: Pioneertown

For No Reason at All: Wildness

The Stain of an Angel: Compass


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


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