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Catherine Bresner

Seattle, WA




2013 - 2015  Master of Fine Arts, Poetry

University of Washington, Seattle


2003 - 2007 Bachelor of Arts, English

Magna Cum Laude

University of Masachusetts, Amherst


Marblehead High School

Graduated: June 2003




Jan 2020–    Wave Books

present         Publicist

2017-2020   Kirkus Reviews, Editorial Staff

Production Editor

2014-2020   BOAAT Press, Books Division

Managing Editor


2014-2015  Wave Books



2013-2015   The Seattle Review

 Coordinating Editor


2010-2012  Pilot Books

Editorial Assistant

2010-2011  The Massachusetts Review

Selection Reviewer


Grants & Awards


Juniper Summer Writing Institute, merit based scholarhsip, 2011

Joan Grayson Poetry Prize, winner, May 2015

Poctaglio Poetry Contest, runner-up, judged by Teyhimba Jess, May 2014

Nelson Bently Fellowship, winner, June 2014

Milliman Scholarship, runner-up, June 2014

Waddell Scholarship, winner, June 2014



Adobe Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, & Illustrator

Google Platforms, including Google Docs

Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, & Powerpoint

Social Media Marketing through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Tumblr



Digital & print design

Project management

Event Organization: notably AWP 2014 offsite reading for The Seattle Review & The Vermillion poetry reading series


Teaching Experience

Creative Writing Summer Camp

Guest Instructor, erasure poetry, UW, 2015


Robinson Center Guest Poet

Scribes Summer Camp, The Hugo House, 2015


Creative Writing Instructor

English 580: Creative Writing, 2015


Summer Camp Instructor

The Northwest School, 2014


ABE Instructor

Franklin County House of Corrections, 2011-2012


Youth Writing Camp Counselor

Juniper Summer Writing Institute, 2008


High School Teacher, English

High School of Commerce, 2007-2008               

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