In 2011 I was honored to be chosen to perform my original slam poem “Green Green Hope” at a part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy. It was a huge honor, and the “aftermath tour” led me on a year-long circuit of schools, coffee shops and local clubs and organizations to perform my poetry and promote the importance of the Arts in American Communities.

Since then, I have continued to perform my work at various events and occasions around the country, as well as working with both local and national organizations to teach poetry workshops to school kids during National Poetry Month each year.

If you are interested in booking me for an appearance, performance or workshop, you can contact me at catie.osborn@gmail.com

In 2012, Iowa Public Television and the Illinois Arts Council put together a series of features on local artists and creative-types in the community and I was honored to be featured. You can catch 30-pounds-ago Catie here:

Below you’ll find some of my old favorites and a few new surprises.

This Awesome Poem

Ode To Poetry

Say Something to the Guy Or Something


Truth in Voices

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