I come from a huddle of islands,
cloud-cobbled, channel strung,
crowded with accents and tongues,
where the sky is milk-soft and mutable,
Where no talk is innocent.
Where speech sets each apart,
indelible marks of class, war,
clan. The weight of history.
Bloodroot is Catherine's first full-length poetry book. It examines the nature of "home," and won the Settlement House American Poetry Prize, awarded annually to a collection of poems by a first-generation American. It was published in October, 2016. More information can be found here.
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