Catherine Ellis Chambers

is an Asian-American Virgo who received her BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She has also received a degree in clowning from the New York Goofs, a group run by the former faculty from Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Catherine eventually came to poetry as the only thing in academia she felt she could stomach. She is now pursing her MFA in Poetry from the University of Southern Maine/Stonecoast MFA and completing an currently-untitled full length collection of poems.

A former ballerina originally from a camel farm in west Texas, Catherine has lived everywhere from her parents house in suburban Texas, to Kansas, to Denver, to living in her mid-size SUV on the renaissance festival circuit, to New York City. She currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her fiance Chris, who runs a coffee shop