About Catherine Doty

Biographical information for Catherine Doty


Photo by Mark Hillringhouse

Photo by Mark Hillringhouse


CATHERINE DOTY is the recipient of a Marjorie J. Wilson Award, an Academy of American Poets Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Cat was born and raised near Garrett Mountain in Paterson, New Jersey.

She is the author of Momentum, a volume of poems from CavanKerry Press, and Just Kidding, a collection of cartoons published by Avocet Press.

Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, among them Garrison Keillor’s More Good Poems for Hard Times and Billy Collins’ 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day.

Cat has worked as a visiting artist for the Frost Place, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Murphy Writing and other organizations.