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Catherine MacDonald, MFA

Adjunct Faculty

(804) 828-1331

Anderson House, 913 W. Franklin St., room 302B


  • MFA in Creative Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BA in History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interests

  • Creative writing (poetry)

Select 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.