September 25th @2pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the poetry of Catherine Staples at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. An open mic follows.
Catherine Staples grew up in Dover, Massachusetts and still spends part of each summer on Cape Cod. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Third Coast, Valparaiso, Commonweal, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and others. She was selected by Amy Clampitt for the University of Pennsylvania’s William Carlos Williams Award, is the recipient of two APR Distinguished Poets’ Residencies, and The New England Poetry Club’s Boyle/ Farber Award. Her manuscript has been a finalist for Utah State University’s May Swenson Poetry Award, Lost Horse’s Idaho Prize, Northeastern’s Morse, Eastern Washington University’s Spokane, and Ohio State University’s The Journal Award. She teaches in the Honors program at Villanova University and lives in Devon, PA with her husband and children.
Betsy Sholl selected her chapbook as the co-winner of Seven Kitchens Press’ 2010 Keystone Prize. Never a Note Forfeit is dedicated to her beloved brother, Paul Calello, released May 21, 2011. You can read the poetry of Catherine Staples in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/StaplesC.html