Catherine Corman

Virgin Queen ($15, 92pp, 6X9″, ISBN: 978-1-937536-98-5, Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68114-117-6, LCCN: 2014919876, December 2014; Purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or for $2.99 on Kindle): is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. Focusing on her interior life, it traverses her tragic love affairs and her fraught relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots, the cousin she never met. These pages illustrate her moments of defeat, her defiance, her strategies, her secrets, and her deathbed scene.

“Catherine Corman gives us an admirable companion in prose poems and photographs to one of England’s greatest monarchs.” —Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of The University of Oxford


Romanticism: ($15, 112pp, 6X9″, Print ISBN: 978-1-68114-213-5, EBook ISBN: 978-1-68114-214-2, LCCN: 2015916705; November 2015; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble): is a collection of collage poems made from the memoirs, letters and diaries of Martha Graham, Anaïs Nin, Marguerite Duras, Billie Holiday and Diane Arbus. Photographs trace their paths through cafes, hotels, bars and museums of the cities in which their lives played out: Paris, London and New York. “Romanticism,” wrote Anaïs Nin, “was an obsession with the far in place of the near… the unattainable in place of the attainable.” The collection has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

“Catherine Corman has recast the words of these five bold women into vital, independent poems, and in so doing, she has given their voices new energy and a new, personal clarity.  These verses, by turns wistful, severe, wry, generous, bitter, resolute, and compassionate, are, alongside Corman’s luminous photographs, a pleasure to read.” —Lydia Davis

Catherine Corman’s work has been exhibited in the Venice and Berlin Biennales. Her book of photographs, Daylight Noir, is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art Library. She is the editor of Joseph Cornell’s Dreams. More information about the book can be found at:

Book Design by Naomi Yang


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