Living and teaching in Cullowhee, North Carolina, at Western Carolina University, gillsCatherine shares quarters with a spouse, a dog, two cats, and some wild things (mice, birds, insects, weeds.)  She grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a more coastal environment but just as rural, and the poems tend to reflect that.  Living in the mountains has taught her to whitewater kayak, keep some backyard bees, split wood, and do a little canning and preserving on occasion.
If by some chance you want to know more, here’s a link to the C.V.. Carter_Creative_CVMOTW-front-cover-366x500

And if you’re curious about what kind of things Catherine writes–always an awkward question to answer about one’s own work–here’s a place on the blog page where I talk about that.