Cover Photo: vivid illustration of author's hands drawing/building a world on a tabletop of interconnected vignettes that show the author meditating, eating, swimming, at the beach, etc., showing the interconnectedness of the author's writing ecosystem
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

What Nourishes Your Writing Ecosystem?

On the value of understanding the kind of ecosystem that will support and sustain the flourishing of our lives, on and off the page.

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature


Jamie Figueroa (Afro-Taíno) is Boricua by way of Ohio and long time resident of northern New Mexico. She received her MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, where she currently teaches as a Visiting Professor. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, American Short Fiction, and Epoch, among other literary journals. Jamie's debut novel, published in March 2021, is Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer.