Catherine Graham is the author of four critically acclaimed poetry collections: The Watch (Abbey Press, Northern Ireland), and the poetry trilogy Pupa, The Red Element and Winterkill (Insomniac Press). Vice President of Project Bookmark Canada and Marketing Coordinator for the Rowers Pub Reading Series, she holds an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University (UK) and teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Nominated for two ReLit awards, her work has appeared in Joyland: a hub for short fiction, The Literary Review of Canada, The New Quarterly, Descant, The Fiddlehead, Web del Sol, Poetry Ireland Review, Books Ireland and is anthologized in The White Page/An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets and showcased in Poetry is Public is Poetry and Nuit Blanche Words Travel Fast.
"Like the painting on the cover of her newest book of poetry, Winterkill
, Catherine Graham's poems are at once delicate and terrifying. In "Turtles," for instance, she renders the brutal nature of children so beautifully in just two lines: "I let them stew in their piss./I wanted something alive." My favourite poetry is the narrative kind, and Catherine tells such incredibly layered stories with so few words that I'm constantly blinking in amazement."
— The New Quarterly
, Jessica Westhead