Synkroniciti is so pleased to welcome back writer and poet Catherine Vance, another wonderful local Houstonian featured in our new issue, “Transcend.” Three of her vibrant and powerful poems grace our pages: “Unstuck” reminds us not to wallow in the longing and regret that follows the betrayal and death of a relationship but to continue nourishing ourselves; “Birds at Midnight” expresses disbelief and joy that life, love, and hope can surprise us by appearing out of season; and “The Women’s Famine” alludes to the everyday rituals that help us continue when winter returns in our lives. Catherine’s poetry is vulnerable and perceptive; she has the strength to put into words deep feelings that are common to most of us, especially women–things we often shove into the dark. Four of her poems were also featured in our second issue, “Water.”
Come read Catherine’s cathartic poetry. You can purchase our “Transcend” issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, or subscribe here. The issue is now available online as of November 30th.
Catherine Vance lives in Houston Texas; she is a chaplain fellow at MD Anderson Hospital and teaches at Writespace. Her novel, Isabel King of Black Oak Ridge, will be published in 2023. Catherine holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and was a recipient of the Dobie-Paisano Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. FWIW, she hula dances in her spare time, so she’s not quite as boring as this may sound. Selected bibliography includes Defunkt, Write Launch, Talking Writing, Wraparound South, Visible Magazine, Herstry, Sad Girls Club, and Five Minute Lit. This is her second appearance in Synkroniciti.