This poem is an enchantment, it weaves a spell, it works a magical incantation which carries us beyond the rational world into mystical realms where the beginning of our lives and the close of our lives come together, and are one.
—Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, PhD. Editor, Psychological Perspectives, Cd Jung Institute of Los Angeles
AT THE TOWN CAFE
NEW HALEM TALES
Cat Ruiz was born in Seattle. She is the author of three poetry books: Beach Notes, TwoNewfs Publishing, 2020, At the Town Café, Goldfish Press, 2016 and Stirring up the Water, Salt Publishing Ltd, 2008. Her fourth poetry book, Glimpses, is due out by Goldfish Press in 2022. Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including The Jung Institute of Los Angeles’ Psychological Perspectives. She also writes fiction, screenplays and film reviews. She currently lives in Washington State, USA. https://www.facebook.com/authorcatruiz
The pandemic surges yet there is tranquility
A meditative poem series composed while walking the beach during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Through the poems we see nature as it is, and strive for hope, and healing for all.
New Halem tales
13 Stories from 5 NW Authors
Nestled around a bay at the base of a mountain on the Oregon Coast, New Halem is a strangely exciting place created by a group of writers living in the Pacific Northwest. Each tale, set in this quirky community, gives a peek into the lives and secrets of its townspeople.
At the town cafe
Poetry of Cat Kigerl
This book is an encore performance by the author of Stirring the Water, Cat Kigerl, whose quiet wisdom subtly reflect maturing, meditation, and impermanence without self-assertion or imposition on the landscape. It is a delicate read.
‘The Healing Power of Nature
These short and contemplative poems find the beauty of the natural world in the midst of chaotic times. As a reader, I felt I was taken on a deeply personal journey of reflection and shown the power of nature to heal the human heart. Beautifully written!
Marilyn Rutherford, Nova Scotia, Canada
‘Catherine speaks clearly, plainly and beautifully in words that we can all understand and take to our hearts. She certainly speaks my mind and she will speak yours as well.’
Philip Red Eagle, author of Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior’s Journey
Cat’s poetry is haunting. Memories are evoked, as the reader encounters a unique variety of poems. Many are compelling, and give insight into the universality of human nature.
“…impactful – moving and beautiful and a testament to our times.”
claudia castro luna, washington state poet laureate
Featured reader: Poets West
Greenlake Library, Seattle, WA
Interview: Poetry Postcard fest