Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, The Pinch and elsewhere. Her book, the empty season, won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017.
She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2003 with a BA in English and a concentration in poetry. In 2011 she was awarded a merit-based scholarship to the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. In 2015, she earned her MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle.
She has worked for The Massachusetts Review, Pilot Books, The Seattle Review and was an intern and later a publicity assistant for Wave Books. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press and the associate production editor for Kirkus Reviews.