Cathy Smith Bowers is a native of South Carolina.
She was a winner of the 1990 General Electric Award for Younger Writers
and a South Carolina Poetry Fellowship. Her poems have appeared widely
in publications such as The Altantic Monthly, The Georgia Review,
Poetry, Shenandoah, The Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Kenyon
Review, and many others.
Cathy’s first book, The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas, was
published in 1992 as the first winner of the Texas Tech University Press
First-book Competition in their Poetry Award Series, subsequently named
for Walt McDonald. Iris Press republished The
Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas in 1997. Iris Press published
Cathy’s second book, Traveling in Time of
Danger, in 1999. Iris Press published Cathy’s third book, A
Book of Minutes, in 2004. Cathy teaches in the MFA program in
Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte.