Cathy Socarras Ferrell is a poet, writer, and educator of Cuban-French-Irish heritage. The granddaughter of immigrants, she finds inspiration in family story-telling, walking (anywhere), and the Sandhill cranes in her yard. Cathy enjoys playing with form, space, and the sounds of language. Her work can be found at Making Waves, Santa Clara Review, Novus Literary Arts Journal, Compulsive Reader, and other literary journals, as well as the scholarly collection, Shakespeare and Latinidad, edited by Trevor Boffone and Carla Della Gotta. She is an alumna of Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project, October 2022 and 2023 cohorts.

Cathy has served the community as a public school educator since 2006. She has taught in Early Childhood classrooms, coached elementary and secondary students in literacy, and mentored teachers in a variety of content areas. She currently serves as a high school Reading Interventionist.