Catherine Theis is the author of The Fraud of Good Sleep (Salt Modern Poets, 2011). Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Fence, Gulf Coast, LIT, and Volt. She is a recipient of an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. Her chapbook, The June Cuckold,was published by Convulsive Editions in 2012. She is a Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Monica.