Catherine Staples grew up in Dover, Massachusetts and still spends part of each summer on Cape Cod. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Third Coast, Commonweal, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and others; new poems are forthcoming at Blackbird and Valparaiso. She was selected by Amy Clampitt for the University of Pennsylvania's William Carlos Williams Award and is the recipient of two APR Distinguished Poets' Residencies. Her manuscript, Still-Life Breathing, has been a finalist for 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 with her husband and children in Devon, PA.
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