News & Readings

Graham’s first novel, Quarry, launches this spring with Two Wolves Press and her sixth poetry collection, The Celery Forest will appear fall 2017 with Wolsak & Wynn (Buckrider Books). Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects is now in its second printing.

Spur Calgary: Books That Spur — Catherine Graham on ‘Quarry’

Graham will return to the UK this summer to perform in Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017She will also be reading in Northern Ireland at the Linen Hall Library (Belfast), The Seamus Heaney HomePlace, and Open House Bangor Festival.

Graham hosts at IFOA , interviews Claire Cameron for The eh List Authors Series and reads at the Spur Festival event: A Night of Irish Music this spring.

Graham’s poem “Boy and Lawn” has been chosen to be part of Poem in Your Pocket Day, a National Poetry Month program developed by The Academy of American Poets in New York in collaboration with the League of Canadian Poets.

Graham performed on five separate dates as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 with fellow poets, Ian Burgham, Jeanette Lynes and Steven Heighton. Two reviews here, including a 5/5 star review. They were also featured in the Quill & Quire.  As a contributor to Scotland’s Gutter Magazine, Graham read her work at two summer launches: Glasgow and Edinburgh.

In celebration of Canada 150, Graham has been invited to lead one IFOA Book Club meeting to help bring Canadian authors and Canadian literature to the forefront. She writes about her book choice here.

Graham’s portrait appears in Portraits of Canadian Writers (Bruce Meyer, Porcupine’s Quill).

Graham was one of the winning writers for the What’s Your Story? Contest. More info here, including her commissioned poem I Am One of 1511 Patients Resting at Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery.

Poems newly published and forthcoming appear in the Menstruation Anthology, The Poet’s Quest for God, Glasgow Review of Books, LRC, The White Wall Review, Minola Review, Room Magazine, CV2, Gutter Magazine (Scotland)Catherine the Great Anthology, NationalPoetry Month.ca2017, Grey Borders and The Rusty Toque. An interview will appear in Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers.

Graham’s poem, “Kick the Can” from Taddle Creek is included in the Notable Poems list for 2015 for Best Canadian Poetry 2016.

Graham has been invited to read at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City and the 4th International Congress of Language and Literature in Linares, Mexico.

CBC includes Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects in 12 Great Books by Canadian Irish Authors.

To help celebrate the Aga Khan Museum’s Marvellous Creatures exhibit Graham read at libraries throughout the GTA this spring/summer to connect children with stories of animals in Islamic art.

For the second year in a row Graham is part of the CCL Poetry Weekend.

Graham’s work is anthologized in Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts.

Read Graham’s poem in Paul Vermeersch’s blog, Sunrise with Sea Monsters, poems inspired by J. M. W. Turner’s painting.

Graham toured the UK during the fall of 2015 with fellow poets, Ian Burgham, Steven Heighton, Jeanette Lynes and Manchester’s Mike Garry. Readings in Manchester at the Chorlton Library, University of Westminster, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh and a workshop at St. Mungo’s Mirrorball, Glasgow. Click here for a review of their University of Westminster reading and here for their feature in Open Book Toronto.

Graham interviews Griffin Award-winning poets Michael Longley and Jane Munro and Griffin-nominated poets Russell Thornton and Don Paterson in The Rusty Toque.

Read Graham’s photo essay with photographer Elle Buetow (Toronto Clicks) for the Koffler Centre of the Arts. On May 7 2016 Graham and Buetow led a Jane’s Walk at The Beaches.

Graham talks about a favourite poem at Open Book Toronto.

Graham is part of Melanie Janisse-Barlow’s The Poets Series, a growing archive of paintings of poets.

Graham is interviewed in Prism International.

Graham’s poem “Asylum Wall” is part of the Toronto Poetry Map.

Winner of the 6th annual Poetry NOW competition, Graham was a featured reader at Harbourfront’s IFOA and one of the judges for the 7th Battle. She is hosting two events at this year’s IFOA.

Read Graham’s article on poet Ruth Roach Pierson in honour of Brick Books Celebration of Canadian Poetry.

Graham’s poem featured in Poetry Daily appears in The Jet Fuel Review Blog.

Graham’s reading with fellow poets and workshop leaders, Steven Heighton, Jeanette Lynes, Steven Campbell and Ian Burgham at the Westport Creative Learning Centre’s Poetry Weekend is broadcast on Bruce Kauffman’s Finding a Voice.

Graham is one of “16 established, treasured Canadian poets” in All Lit Up’s Poetry Primer.

Graham is a featured reading at the Edmonton Poetry Festival and the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series.

Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects is featured in Brick Books’ Celebration of Canadian Poetry and as part of the League of Canadian Poets: Food and Poetry theme at 49th Shelf.

Graham’s fifth collection, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, launched fall, 2013, was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Raymond Souster Award and the CAA Poetry Award.

Two new poems appear in The Humber Literary Review , plus an on-line profile interview.

Graham’s “Poetry as Art” was exhibited at Gallery on Wade. “A Stir Among Stars” sold.

Graham’s poem, “The Buried” is one of “Twenty-one More Great Canadian Poems to Know,” as recommended by Todd Swift in the Poetry Foundation/Tupelo Press anthology, Another English: Anglophone Poems From Around The World.

Graham participates in a book trailer for the anthology, I Found It at the Movies.

Graham’s poem “There Is a Stir, Always” is featured in Verse Daily.

Graham is the winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW 6th annual Battle of the Bards.

Graham’s Rusty Talk interview with Belfast novelist, Glenn Patterson.

Artist Steve McCabe;s visual response to Graham’s poem, “Crown Island.”

Graham’s poem “Between His Finger and His Thumb” appears in Poetry Daily.

Graham is interviewed in Ottawa Life, The Toronto Quarterly, The Library of Pacific Tranquility, Good Reads, Rob McLennan’s blog and Open Book Ontario.

Graham is a PageTurner for Project Bookmark Canada.

An excerpt of Graham’s work-in-progress novel, Quarry appears in Joyland.

Stuart Ross listed Graham’s Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects as one of his 13 poetry favourites from 2013 along with Kate Sutherland.

Four new poems by Graham are featured in Eyewear.

Read How Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects Came into Being at The Puritan’s Town Crier.

View Graham’s reading of “Cloak” in the Room 36.3 Trailer: Murder, Lust and Larceny.

The Scottish Poetry Library‘s review of Graham reading at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Summerhall, with poets A. F. Moritz, Ian Burgham, Todd Swift and Douglas Dunn.

Graham’s Seven Treasures on Allyson Latta’s Blog.

Graham is the inaugural judge for the Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest.

Recent poems appear/are forthcoming in The Fiddlehead, The Ulster Tatler, Taddle Creek, Room MagazineThe Toronto Review of Books, The Lonely Offices, Crannóg Magazine (Ireland), Prairie Fire, The Rusty Toque, Descant Magazine, Echolocation, The Antigonish Review, The LRC, Branch, The Malahat Review, The Toronto Quarterly, The Puritan, Existere, Misunderstandings Magazine, Northern Poetry Review, They Will Take My Island, Keeppoemsalive and short story in Joyland: a hub for short fiction.

Graham’s writing is anthologized in The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vol IV & V, The White Page /An Bhileog Bhan: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets (Salmon Poetry), She’s Shameless (Tightrope Books), A Generation Defining Itself: In Our Own Words Volume 8 (USA), And Left a Place to Stand On an anthology of poetry and essays on Al Purdy and Leonard Cohen You’re Our Man (Foundation for Public Poetry, Montreal), The Art of Poetic Inquiry (Backalong Books), Variety Crossing 12th Edition (Variety Crossing Press), Poet to Poet Anthology (Guernica Editions), I Found it at the Movies (Guernica Editions), The Other 23½ Hours (Wolsak & Wynn), Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts, The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing), and forthcoming in Menstruation Anthology and Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers.

Graham was a participant in Nina Leo’s Nuit Blanche event Apollonia (2012).

Graham’s poem “Moths” is critiqued on Long Story Short.

Read Graham’s interview in Shorthand Diaspora Dialogues, Canadian Career Gal/Gals We Admire, The Word on the Street Interview Series, Open Book Toronto and Speaking of Poems.

Graham is the editor of Todd Swift’s poetry collection When All My Disappointments Came at Once (Tightrope Books, 2012) and his forthcoming collection The Ministry of Emergency Situations: Selected Poems 1983-2013 (Marick Press, 2014). She is also the editor of Ian Burgham’s poetry collection The Grammar of Distance (Tightrope Books, 2010).

Read Graham’s winning poem: The Queen Is Not Welcome Here.

Read Graham’s Tribute to P.K. Page at The Malahat Review.

Graham returns as Poetry In Voice judge at R.H. King Academy.

Graham’s poetry is showcased in Poetry is Public.

Nathaniel G. Moore chooses Winterkill as one of the 31 Books of December in Open Book: Toronto.

Read Mark Sampson’s online review of Winterkill.

Find out what Jessica Westhead is reading at The New Quarterly’s Who’s Reading What.

Graham is quoted in “The 6 A’s of Healthy Bereavement,” Alive Magazine.

Read Graham’s work in Glossolalia.

Watch for upcoming bookmarks from Project Bookmark Canada.

View Graham’s contributions to Words Travel Fast at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

The Torontoist speaks to Catherine Graham about the Rowers Pub Reading Series.

Graham’s work is discussed in The Best American Poetry blog.

Ten Questions with Catherine Graham.

Graham is one of the women chosen to participate in Luminato’s Toronto Mille Femmes.

Catherine Graham has been “seen reading”.

Readings:

Graham has read her work at such venues as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Canada House, Trafalgar Square UK, The Battle of the Bards, Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh, Hillside Festival, Harbourfront Reading Series, The Word on the Street, University of Westminster UK, Chorlton Library Manchester, The Elora Writers’ Festival, The Art Bar Reading Series, Grit Lit, Lit City/Doors Open, Cobourg’s POW! Festival, Prince Edward County Authors Festival, Toronto Reference Library, King Edward VI School (Shakespeare’s School, Stratford-upon-Avon), The Red Hair Gallery, Planet Earth Poetry, Edmonton Poetry Festival and TIFF Bell Lightbox.

To be informed of Graham’s future readings please join the Patchy Squirrel Lit Serve or check out the event page at Open Book: Toronto.