Catherine Pond's poems have appeared in Boston Review, Narrative, Rattle, and many more. In Fall 2017 she will begin her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. In 2016, she was a finalist for Narrative's 8th Annual Poetry Contest and the recipient of a residency at the James Merrill House. She teaches poetry at the Fashion Institute of Technology and holds an MFA from Columbia University where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2013. She is also Assistant Director of the NY State Summer Writers Institute and co-founder of the online literary magazine Two Peach (with Julia Anna Morrison). In 2017, her manuscript was the runner-up for BOA Edition's A. Poulin, Jr Book Prize.