Artesia Coffee House Feb. 3, 2023
new book cover ’emily & elspeth’ released Feb. 2023
halloo this house
i dedicate these words to my beloved friend, michelle clifford
oh where, oh where
has my little scribe gone?
i am reading the coast reporter
outside in my next-to-nothings
oh to have a wee yard
& how sweet this heat
(not so in the burning places)
i have fast effective relief for heat
a cold compress on my lap
frozen water bottle down my top
down my left thigh
it’s bin’ years since i wrote a blog
(sounds like i’m in the confessional)
perhaps i am, thinking about all
the news that’s fit to print
how now to write one’s truth these days?
i hear jackson browne
“oh i’ve been out walkin’
i don’t do that much talkin’
the sow bugs laced my four foot sunflower
with iridescent sap, the chocolate mint
& the kale, i even found one sleeping
in a strawberry covered with dog hair
the little vermin march down my hall
single file. i whisper “please don’t nest in my library”
which is in boxes downstairs
i hear the sound of the sun
strike a strand of spider web
& the calendula warrior flowers stretch
into the nether regions
cedars flutter in the coastal breeze
my plants are almost as forgiving as the dog
i can neglect them a bit & they keep pushing on
though not as fiercely as the army of weeds
on dog walk this morn,
i watched gaia’s shadow
& mine in sync
on the concrete
oh & did i tell you?
yesterday i was driving to the sechelt mall to perform
and asked myself “myself i says, who will i see today?”
me thinks MJ, then Grace
well sure enuf, i only recognised only two folks that day
first MJ & secondly Grace
it happened the next day too
i thought of someone & they appeared
well that’s about it for now folks
may you have the same good luck
these halcyon days
thank you. thank you
for the all, the every everything
trust your elf & the love that flows
through the universe
let the wind & wishing stars
carry you where they will
hopefully, cya soon
the happiest cat around
july 25th, 2022
cat mac’s book launch at changing hands
cat mac launches her first book of poetry ‘under the influence’ at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ on Feb 10, 7p.
cat mac’s book launch at barnes and noble
cat mac is launching her first book of poetry ‘under the influence’ at barnes and noble, dana park in mesa, az on feb. 4 at 11 am.
Queer Radio Vancouver is at QueerFM Vancouver 101.9FM.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) on QueerFM Vancouver 101.9FM
With Barb megamouthmedia Snelgrove off on a cabin retreat, DJ Denise sits down for interviews with two talented #queer creatives!
Our second guest highlight:
Cat Mac Music & Writing (Catherine Mcneil) she/her is the author of ‘Under the Influence’ published by Bedazzled Ink in September 2016 which won the Milieu Collective’s emerging writers national contest.
She’s a vibrant singer-songwriter with gutsy lyrics and a multi-instrumentalist. Her first cd is entitled ‘have a little heart,’ her second ‘the me in we.’
She has been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies throughout Canada, the United States and England for 30 years.
Her current manuscript ‘Emily & Elspeth’ is looking for a publisher. She resides between Vancouver, BC and a women’s RV resort in Apache Junction, Arizona with her dog Gaia and her cat Lavender. Learn more about Cat and her music and writing at catmacmusic.com
Tune in TUESDAY, October 5th (repeats October 8th) at 8am PST/4pm GMT to QueerFm Van with your hosts DJ Denise and Barb megamouthmedia Snelgrovefeaturing plenty of queer culture, events, news and tunes!
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cat mac at the hootenanny sept 20, 20
cat mac & shirley seary play the hootenanny