October 3, 2010

Catherine Hales

Catherine Hales grew up by the Thames in England between Windsor and Staines and has lived in Germany since 1990. She lives in Berlin with her plants and books in the "Bohemian Village" district.

Her poetry and translations have been published in many print and online magazines in the UK, the US and Europe, and she is an organiser of the Berlin 'Poetry Hearings' festival. Her pamphlet out of mind appeared in 2006. Her first full collection, hazard or fall, and a book of translations, Berlin Fresco.

Selected Poems of Norbert Hummelt, were published by Shearsman Books in 2010, as was her pamphlet a bestiary of so[nne][r]ts by Oystercatcher Press. She is included in the 2010 Shearsman anthology Infinite Difference. Other Poetry by UK Women Poets edited by Carrie Etter.

About ‘hazard of fall,’ Stephan Delbos writers in GRASP, “The best poems in the book are all the more successful for what they risk, and finally achieve: fresh language which expresses the chaos of life in the 21st century, but does not sacrifice human warmth and the sure intelligence of tradition.”