Cathleen has a degree in English and Philosophy from the University of North Texas, where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar studying environmental ethics and women's activism in grassroots environmental movements. She received her master's degree in creative writing (poety) at Temple University, and taught in the public schools in Philadelphia before entering library school. She earned her M.L.S. from Drexel University and worked as an archivist at the LGBT Archives of Philadelphia, Moore College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania before moving to Maine to take the position of curator at the MWWC. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, and she co-authored a chapbook (Cut and Shoot) with poet Deborah Richards, which was published in 2001 by MAN Press.
University of North Texas
20th century poetry
experimental poetry and poetics
Third wave feminist writing
Women and gender studies