My work, both art and writing, comes from my journey in the world, my sense of playfulness and my appreciation of nature and the mystery of life. It also comes from the dark nights; the losses and the lost times... forever striving to understand what it means to live.

I am pleased to announce my first full length book of poems, Elegy for the 21st Century (Future Cycle Press), available October 1st, either from my etsy site ( or direct from Future Cycle (

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Catherine McGuire frames troubled lives and locales with the eyes and empathy of a Dorothea Lange, and so her poems develop images that linger on the page and in the memory.

- James Penha, New Verse News

Catherine McGuire