Catherine Carter’s most recent poetry collection is Larvae of the Nearest Stars (2019, LSU). Additional poetry collections include The Memory of Gills (2006, LSU) and The Swamp Monster at Home (2012, LSU). Her poetry has won the North Carolina Literary Review’s James Applewhite Prize, the North Carolina Literary and Historical Society’s Roanoke-Chowan Award, Jacar Press’ chapbook contest, and Caldwell County Arts Council’s Western North Carolina Regional Poetry Contest. Her work has also appeared in Best American Poetry 2009, Orion, Poetry, Ecotone, Tar River Poetry, and Ploughshares. She is a professor of English at Western Carolina University.