Catherine Jagoe is a poet, essayist, and translator based in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born in Britain and has a PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of Cambridge. Her book Bloodroot won the Settlement House American Poetry Prize, the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Edna Meudt Award, and an Outstanding Work of Poetry award from the Wisconsin Library Association. She also has three poetry chapbooks, Casting Off, News from the North, and What the Sad Say. Her poems have been featured by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac and on Poetry Daily. Her essays have appeared in numerous journals as well as on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Wisconsin Life” series. She has been awarded writing residencies at artist colonies in the US including Jentel, PLAYA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Shake Rag Alley.