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 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