July 13th, 2016: Cati Porter

Cati PorterCati Porter is a poet, editor, and community arts facilitator. She is the author of Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008) and My Skies of Small Horses(forthcoming from WordTech Editions, February 2016) as well as five chapbooks including The Body, Like Bread (forthcoming from Finishing Line Press, 2016).

She is founder and editor of the online literary journals Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry and Inlandia: A Literary Journey and Executive Director of theInlandia Institute, a Riverside-based nonprofit cultural and literary arts organization dedicated to celebrating and preserving the Inland Southern California Region in word, image, and sound.

Cati Porter has lived almost exclusively in the Inland Empire since 1986, moving between Moreno Valley, Ontario, and Rancho Cucamonga, before finally settling in Riverside, where she continues to live with her husband and two sons.