Born in the Bronx, New York and educated there in Catholic schools, Kate Bernadette Benedict (née Catherine Shaw) realized that poetry would be her life’s work when it bewitched her at the age of nineteen. 10 years later her first poem appeared in print; 34 years later her first book came out, Here from Away. In Company, her book of poems about the world of modern work, publishes in 2011.
Over the years, Kate has earned paychecks in the fields of book publishing and finance. In 1999 she retired early and has been devoting herself to her art ever since. She has served as the moderator of both the metrical and nonmetrical threads at Eratosphere, the online poetry forum, and since 2006 has published and edited Umbrella: A Journal of Poetry and Kindred Prose, as well as its sister publication, the light-verse journal Bumbershoot. In 2009 she launched Tilt-a-Whirl, an online resource for poetry written in repeating forms.
Among her journal credits are The Raintown Review, Kalliope, Rhino, Slant, The American Voice, Thema, Pudding, Sing Heavenly Muse!, The Cortland Review, kaleidowhirl, The Adirondack Review, Poemeleon, Snakeskin, Ditch and The Chimaera. Also Verse Daily and Your Daily Poem.
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In Company, a collection of poems about the world of modern work
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