Catherine is a dedicated and thorough manuscript consultant. She reads a collection carefully, line by line, and zeroes in on fine details and larger patterns. I found her feedback, both on individual poems and on my manuscript as a whole, to be invaluable. Her comments were wise and kind and generous. My revised manuscript has been a recent finalist and semi-finalist in five book contests. I can’t thank Catherine enough for the warmth, enthusiasm, and rigor she brings to her manuscript coaching.
–Christine Rhein, author of Wild Flight
I truly appreciate the way Catherine offered her feedback on my chapbook. She was enthusiastic and gentle, yet did not let me get away with any sloppiness or language that felt untrue. From working with her, I gained insight into the art of fine-tuning a poem. Her ear for sound and tone helped me elevate my work and tighten my manuscript.
–M. L. Brown, author of Drought and Call It Mist
Catherine is an insightful and inspiring mentor and teacher who has brought so much wisdom and a sense of adventure to my poetry. She has helped me find my voice.
–Sandra DiPasqua, graphic artist and art director, private student
Catherine is an extraordinary teacher with a way of making complex concepts easy to understand and apply across genres.
–Nelson Varon, workshop participant
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The inner—what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.
Rainer Maria Rilke
(trans. Stephen Mitchell)