Cathy Ann Kodra works as an independent editor in Knoxville, TN. She is a former registered nurse and K-12/GED teacher. Her poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared or are pending in various publications, including Blueline, drafthorse, Literary Mama, Peacock Journal, Psaltery & Lyre, RHINO, Still: The Journal, The Saranac Review, Whale Road Review, Yemassee, and others. She was a contributing editor for New Millennium Writings for nine years and is currently an associate editor for MSI Press and the Iris Publishing Group. She is also on the board of directors for Tennessee Mountain Writers (tmwi.org). Kodra won the LMU George Scarbrough Prize for Poetry in 2016, and her first full poetry collection, Under an Adirondack Moon, was released by Iris Press in October 2017. She is nearing completion of a new poetry collection that explores the ambiguous roles of motherhood. Kodra’s two sweet dogs, Sophie and Tootsie, help her edit and write by reminding her that nothing is perfect. Her husband, who is almost perfect despite being tested for thirty-three years, is also her best friend and strongest supporter. Her website can be found here.
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