cat ruiz

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


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Cat Ruiz


Cat Ruiz was born in Seattle. She is the author of Beach Notes, TwoNewfs Publishing, 2020 and At the Town Café, Goldfish Press, 2016. Her book, Glimpses. Selected Poetry of Cat Ruiz. 1995-2023, is due out by Goldfish Press in 2024. Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including The Jung Institute of Los Angeles’ Psychological Perspectives. She is also a fiction novel and screenplay author. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington State, USA. 




cat’s books

beach notes

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.





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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.



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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.



goldfish press





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



cat’s events


February 2021

Featured reader: Poets West


Greenlake Library, Seattle, WA


December 2020

Interview: Poetry Postcard fest

Seattle, WA