Catherine Pritchard Childress lives in the shadow of Roan Mountain in East Tennessee. She teaches writing and literature at Lees-McRae College. Her poems have appeared in North American Review, Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, The Cape Rock, Still: The Journal, Appalachian Review, Stoneboat, and drafthorse among other journals. Her work has been anthologized in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volumes VI and VII: Tennessee and North Carolina, and in Women Speak, Volumes VII and VIII. She is the author of the poetry collection Other. Her most recent collection is Outside the Frame, published by EastOver Press in 2023.