Catherine Keefe

I’m the founding editor of dirtcakes a literary magazine dedicated to exploring themes suggested by the UN Millennium Development goals to end extreme poverty. My poetry and essays have recently appeared in Cactus Heart, Lunch Ticket, Sugar House Review, Superstition Review, Time, Washington Post and Zócalo Public Square. I’ve completed Cliff Season, a poetry manuscript now making the rounds with publishers.

This blog, Summits Guide, serves as a class roadmap.  Its title comes from Voices by Antonio Porchia, translated from the Spanish by W.S. Merwin. Everything you need to know about my interpretation of the role of an instructor to a student can be gleaned from these lines.

“The summits guide, but among summits.”
“Las alturas guían, pero en las alturas.”

I’m a wife, a mom, and a grandma.

I blog regularly at backyard sisters with my sister, a photographer.

I share my house with a Siamese cat and a white Labrador Retriever.

I’d just as soon dance in my kitchen and feed you, as write or teach, but daily bread isn’t free and I love my job.


Office Hours: MWF By appointment

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