I have a piece in Make Me Money and Don't Piss me Off an unofficial The Apprentice poetry anthology by SPAM zine. My writing, a collaborative piece with Lousie Evans, is a spoof wikiHow article about how to get your boss to listen to you. It's £3 and you can buy it here.
After feeling anxious for years, first in childhood stomach aches, then in the mid-twenties chest pains, both times with the dread, the worry, the terror, a doctor said to me: So, do you wanna go on sertraline? And I said: Yeah. The person Laura was fucking at the time, a quiet Irishman into watersports like… Continue reading Love and Sertraline -Entropy Mag
I had a short piece of fiction published on Severine Lit. In Italy, we were together every afternoon. I liked this even when he dominated me, said this is the way we look around a museum, we tend to have a nap at this time, and get on the bed and let me see you… Continue reading In Italy with Sean
I spoke to Jessica Andrews and Jack Young about my writing, sexuality and painful childhood for their Tender Buttons podcast. https://soundcloud.com/tenderbuttonspodcast/episode-2-catherine-madden
I wrote about crying on my birthday for Oh Comely magazine's 50th edition. Below is an extract: I turned 29 this year and, on my birthday, planned to meet my boyfriend in the William Morris Gallery. When he got there though, strolling in confidently I imagine, he couldn’t find me. I had arrived before him… Continue reading Crying on My Birthday
Anthony Elliott has made this beautiful piece concerning the river Thames and information about mushrooms, voiced by me and Wail Qasim, we read from Food for Free by Richard Mabey and Edible Fungi by John Ramsbottom. https://soundcloud.com/anthony-elliott-451000818/river-fungi
This letter was originally written for the LUNAR Project screening of films by Jennifer Reeder, THE YOUNG-GIRL IS NOT ALWAYS YOUNG, AND NOT ALWAYS A GIRL Dear Cat Madden, I’m sorry I’ve overlooked you for so many years, but I am close to the child, she is easier to understand and I find you hard… Continue reading Letter to my Teenage Self