Natalie Catasús

Natalie Catasús is a Miami-born poet, translator, and creator of radio essays and other works of nonfiction. She holds a BA in Literature/Spanish Language and Culture from New College of Florida, where her honors thesis analyzed the style and rhetoric of written and visual narratives that arose out of political oppression and cultural displacement. This project was largely an exploration of the possibilities hybridity can bring to creative work that deals with multicultural identity and exile. Research in the areas of post-colonial theory and visual anthropology, along with Natalie’s own creative practice, continue to inform her scholarly work.

Natalie’s interests include multicultural identity, diaspora, oral history, hybrid writing, multimedia documentary, and documentary rhetoric and ethics. In addition to working as a writing tutor, she does editorial work for Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature and Art and has recently had poems published in Jai-Alai Magazine. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is a dual-degree candidate pursuing her MFA in Writing and her MA in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts.