Catherine MacDonald

Adjunct Faculty
(804) 828-4507
Anderson House 302B


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.

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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