Cover Photo: A screenshot from the TV show "Fleabag" in which the character Fleabag sits at a bar with an older woman. They are leaning toward one another and drinking dirty martinis.
Menopause Is More Than Just a Punchline

Menopause is still treated more like a throwaway joke than an experience that deserves to be explored with any kind of artistic or emotional depth.

Nov 22, 2022
Cover Photo: This header image has a picture of Cheryl Strayed sitting in a chair on the left hand side and a cover of her newest book, TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, on the right hand side.
How’s the Writing Going, Cheryl Strayed?

“I love writing. I really do. Even though I often hate it at various points in the process. Learning to accept that has been so important to me.”

Nov 22, 2022
Cover Photo: A Christmas gift underneath a Christmas tree
Taking on the Feminine Labor of Creating Holiday Magic

I can’t give up the invisible labor of making “holiday magic” because that’s how I feel closest to my late mother.

Cover Photo: This image shows phases of the moon, a full moon on the left moving through six distinct phases, with a fingernail of a moon on the far right. The moons all share the same yellowish orange glow against a black starless background, as if in the dead of night.
I’m Living in the Poems I Can’t Yet Write
How does one translate life into poetry, especially in seasons of total depletion?
Sep 26, 2022
Cover Photo: This is a black and white photograph of the beach. In the foreground, there is a book open in the sand. In the background is the horizon of the ocean.
What Translators Mean When We Talk about Reading
Make sure you save a little of the “joy of discovery” for the actual translation process by not reading your source text too closely before translating it.
Sep 29, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a person in a dress standing on top of a grassy hill, the sky behind them a bright blue. They are holding an old, worn traveling case in one hand.
Translated Self
Portuguese was my first language, but it was quickly followed by English. To this day, I have the impression that when I speak in English, I bury bits of myself in the process.
Sep 27, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph looks through golden grasses in a prairie as the sun sets, washing the field in orange light.
RATIONING SWEETGRASS
a steadfast soul-birth, tried and true / this is where you sing creation into being
Sep 22, 2022
Cover Photo: Photograph by Lucia Macedo/okeykat/Unsplash
Complicit Poem
When was the last time you chose / a glass of pinot over fair pay?
Sep 13, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
GET FUCKED & DIE! Poetica
Though, no man can disappoint me / as much as the body I was / born into. Kidding, obvi. I’m Chilling!
Aug 30, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of two adults looking at a girl on the swings
Give A Little
A sticky silence befalls the house for many weeks.
Nov 18, 2022
Cover Photo: This is a colorful illustration of a Black woman sitting in a blue chair with a child on her lap. The child's dress has American flags on it. There are two plants on either side of the chair and the drawing has many patterns.
The Americanization of Kambili
I hissed the words at her. “This, your America, it will kill you.”
Nov 04, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Model Home
Here’s the truth. We live in a model home in a prestigious village in a master-planned city. Beyond those borders, things aren’t so rosy.
Oct 28, 2022