Catherine Weber is an award-winning poet and artist who works with encaustic, photography, paper, and textiles. She was raised in upstate New York, Indiana, and Connecticut and now lives in central Massachusetts. She holds a BA in Communications from Emerson College and an MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In 2006, she won first prize in the Worcester Poetry Contest for her poem “Still Life Without Pear,” and shortly thereafter won third prize in the Annual Clinton Artist’s Guild Juried show in Clinton, Connecticut, for her painting by the same name. She regularly performs poems and short stories at Wake Up and Smell the Poetry in Hopkinton, MA. Learn more at catherinemweber.com.