CATHERINE ARRA is a native of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. A former English and writing teacher, she now teaches part time, facilitates a local writers’ group and winters on the Space Coast of Florida. Find her recent poetry and prose in Naugatuck River Review, The Best of Boston Literary Magazine Vol. I & II, Peacock Journal, Gloom Cupboard and Sugared Water. Her chapbooks are Slamming & Splitting (Red Ochre Press, 2014) and Loving from the Backbone (Flutter Press, 2015). She recently completed a full-length book of poetry and short prose, Forged 1955: Girl.