Natalie Catasús is a poet, editor, and writing tutor, currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature.
Her creative practice and scholarly work are always in dialogue. Storytelling—whether in the form of oral history, experimental documentary, or the media representations that narrate daily life—is often at the center of her writing.
She received her MFA in Writing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She holds a BA in Literature and Spanish from New College of Florida, where she wrote her honors thesis on narratives of political exile and hybrid approaches to nonfiction.
Natalie is a certified copyeditor and has served on the staff of Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature and Art. She has experience in nonprofit communications and development from her time with Voice of Witness, an organization that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice. She also worked for several years as a college writing tutor and writing center administrator.
Her chapbook Flight (published Dec. 2017) is available from Volumes Volumes, and she has had writing published in Denver Quarterly, VOLT, Art Practical, Jai-Alai Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and Sightlines. She is currently working on a series of essays about Cuban balseros and the vessels they have used to cross the Straits of Florida.
Portrait by Marissa Katarina Bergmann