Catherine Pierce

Catherine Pierce is the poet laureate of Mississippi and the author of four books of poems, most recently Danger Days, released by Saturnalia in 2020. An NEA Fellow whose work has appeared twice in the Pushcart Prize anthology, she teaches at Mississippi State University.

The Apologetic Body

In her first postpartum weeks, a writer sheds embarrassment while becoming acquainted with her body’s new demands, leaning into a newly discovered liberation.