Cate Root

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Cate Root is a writer  in New Orleans.  She co-produces the literary salon Dogfish Reading Series.  Follow her on twitter @cateroot.


Cover Photo: An image of adults lighting torches from a communal fire pit, from the reality competition television show Survivor
The ‘Survivor’ Notebook

I remember the day Mom said “stage IV metastatic,” so now I need a show with forty seasons.

Mar 10, 2020
Cover Photo: Original illustration by Tallulah Pomeroy for Catapult
Erasing "Pals"

Erasure poems contextualize and complicate the narrative essay "Pals: The Married Man and Me."

Jul 21, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Pals: The Married Man and Me

“Our friendship was so beautifully effortless because it was devoid of expectation.”

May 30, 2017