Catherine-Esther Cowie

Catherine-Esther Cowie is a poet and visual artist. She is from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and has lived in Canada and the United States. She is a graduate of the Pacific University low-residency MFA program. Her work has appeared in The CommonWest Branch JournalSWWIMPotomac ReviewSouthern Humanities ReviewTriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Acalabash with work forthcoming in RHINO Poetry.

“What if I am the man who does the hurting?
He too stalks my mother’s songs.
He is first father like the woman is first mother.
I am the hand choking my glittered heart.
I am the one who undos the skull’s seams,
teeter towards the great reveal,