Author Archives: Catherine Keefe

About Catherine Keefe

Catherine Keefe is the founding and managing editor of *dirtcakes* a journal of poetry, creative nonfiction, art and photography. Her creative nonfiction essays, interviews and book reviews have appeared nationally. She teaches undergraduates how to Write About Literature, or Write Creative Nonfiction, or Compose Self at Chapman University in Orange, CA.

It’s never really over

E.E. Cummings canvas over my writing desk                                Photo: Catherine Keefe i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) I first met … Continue reading

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Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Building Bridges, Not Walls                                                                    Photo: Catherine Keefe … Continue reading

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Take your writing skills on the road

Hey writers, So many of your interests overlap with the possibility to travel or write, or stay put and write, and get paid to do so. If you’re looking for places to publish your work, check out these opportunities. Stay … Continue reading

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Go deep

Your generation needs your voice, but swimming in the shallows of written expression will get you nothing but a handful of rocks.                        Sugar Pine Point, Lake Tahoe     … Continue reading

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“There’s a party going on right here…”

Kool and the Gang gave my generation “Celebration,” our very own 1980 party anthem. Go ahead and turn on the music if you like; it makes an ebullient backdrop to this introduction. Of course you might know “Celebration” if you’ve made … Continue reading

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This is all true.

“Nomade, 2007” by Jaume Plensa, found in Des Moines Sculpture Garden, Iowa  Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe   Everyone asks why there can be no fiction in Composing Self. Exactly, I say. I say there’s enough to blow your mind in the … Continue reading

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