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
cat (Cathy) ruiz
AT THE TOWN CAFE
NEW HALEM TALES
Cat (cathy) Ruiz
Cat (Cathy) Ruiz was born in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is the author of Beach Notes, a poetry and photograph montage created during the Covid 19 pandemic, TwoNewfs Publishing, 2020.
Cat was a finalist for Poet Populist of Seattle in 2005, and has read her poetry for many audiences in the Pacific Northwest and in the San Francisco Bay Area. She taught English at Seattle Central College, and then Humanities at College of the Siskiyous, at the base of Mount Shasta in northern California, for several years. Cat is also a fiction novelist and screenplay writer.
‘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