Originally from Long Island, New York, Catherine Esposito Prescott is the author of Maria Sings (dancing girl press, 2017) and The Living Ruin (Finishing Line Press, 2012). She earned an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry from New York University. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Adirondack Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Cumberland River Review, MiPOesias, Pleiades, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, and elsewhere. Her poems have also appeared in the anthologies: The Orison Anthology (Vol. 1, 2016), Tigertail: A South Florida Poetry Annual: Vol. X: Sunstruck Matches, The Poetry of Yoga (Vol. 1), and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent.
A writer who loves to see different art forms and mediums in dialogue, Prescott is a serial collaborator. In 2012, she published two fables in collaboration with the Brazilian artist Adriana Carvalho - 101 Dresses, which became the catalogue for the artist’s retrospective at the ArtCenter/South Florida, and Little Rose and the Giant, which was exhibited at Art Live Miami. In 2014 and 2016, her poems were featured in Momentum Dance Company's Poetry Project, a dance-poetry collaboration. Recently, she collaborated with three visual artists to create broadsheets for the SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration.
Over the years Prescott has worked as a copywriter, editor, book seller, activist, fundraiser, event organizer, organic garden founder, professor, and teaching artist. With poet and writer Jen Karetnick, she is a co-director of the nonprofit organization SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers In Miami), which produces a year-round reading series and the online poetry journal SWWIM Every Day to promote and celebrate women, women-identifying and femme-presenting writers. Prescott also works as an editor and copywriter; she lives with her husband and three children in Miami Beach, Florida.