Catherine D’Andrea taught French for ten years, raised two children, and confronted cancer before facing her fear—and dream—of becoming a writer. In 2019, she was awarded an MFA degree with high distinction in creative and professional writing at Western Connecticut State University. Her work has appeared in Blue Heron Review, New Verse News, Poor Yorick Journal, and other publications. Catherine believes life is a mystery, not to solve, but to explore. Poetry helps her do that.