© 2018 by Cat Woodward

February 24, 2019

I feel that I've about come to the end of The Complaint and NZTOTSN, now I'm considering where to go with my imitations project next. I've lately been considering 'imitating' another poet who I admire, C A Conrad. Here are the notes I wrote for myself, figuring out why...

February 19, 2019

'Wetware', a collaboration between myself and the amazingly talented Flo Reynolds, was published in Sidekick Books' No, Robot, No! anthology, part of their Headbooks series.

Read our cyborg space opera below:

WETWARE

by Flo Reynolds and Cat Woodward

gelatinous tuber, the p...

July 25, 2018

A very late announcement I know (my thesis had been absorbing my time) but I WON THE IVAN JURITZ PRIZE! This was the prize's fifth year, but it was the first year that a writer had won. So to me this feels like a particularly successful contribution as a modern lyric p...

July 24, 2018

My doctoral thesis, Robopoetics: The Robot-Lyric Voice has now been submitted for examination. Some stats: 97, 637 words; 251 pages; full printing and binding cost 30 GBP.

I expected to feel strangely bereft, but with the CHASE funding long over I'd already got very use...

June 11, 2018

For some weeks I've been considering a new project (having got bored with hopelessness) and I've even taken some tentative steps to test it. Like my lyric sequence this potential project is in part motivated by the completion of an earlier project and that disconcertin...

June 10, 2018

It's baby's first short-list! I'm very pleased to say that my lyric sequence (provisionally 'Away my Grievance') has made it to the short list of this year's Ivan Juritz prize. A confusing but very welcome occurrence. Joining me on the list are two other UEA students A...

May 11, 2018

It's baby's first long list. An early version of my untitled lyric sequence has been long-listed for the Ivan Juritz Prize:

'The Ivan Juritz Prize was established in 2014 to celebrate the creative explosion of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’...

April 16, 2018

Jon and Kirsty at Sidekick Books have very generously accepted a proposal from Flo Reynolds and I for a new collaborative poem, the poem will feature in the latest Sidekick anthology No, Robot, No!

No, Robot, No! is 'intended as a visual and lyrical exploration of robot...

April 5, 2018

Thomas Koed over at the darling Volume bookshop in Nelson, NZ has written a flatteringly considered review of Sphinx. Check it out, it's a riot:

https://volume.circlesoft.net/p/poetry-sphinx?barcode=9780993350870&search_key=sphinx

Best bit imo?:

'These poems are...a short...

March 25, 2018

Adam Warne has written a sweet little review of Sphinx published in Riggwelter.This is my favourite bit:

https://riggwelterpress.wordpress.com/2018/03/23/review-sphinx-by-cat-woodward/

'In Ancient Greek mythology the sphinx was a creature with the body of a lion and th...

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