Catherine MacDonald


BA in History, Virginia Commonwealth University

MFA in Creative Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Teaching Focus

Creative writing (poetry).

Selected and Recent Publications

Rousing the Machinery (poems). Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press. 2012.

How to Leave Home (poems). Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2009.

“Court and Bower,” Prairie Schooner. Spring 2015: 45.

“Pleasure Wheel,” Sou’wester. Spring 2015.

“Symmetry in Arrangement.”  The Abaculi Project.  Vol. 1, No. 1: (17).


VCU Visiting Writers Series, Spring 2013.

College English Association Annual Conference, “Beyond Boundaries and into Transformations: A Reading from Rousing the Machinery,” March 2012.