About Cathy

Picture of Cathy in Greece

Cathy has been leading English Country Dances for several years. She is a regular caller in her home community in Nashville, TN and has been a guest caller for many regional dances such as Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville. Because she enjoys both contra dancing and English Country Dancing )ECD), she especially enjoys calling ECD sessions for contra dancers.  

Cathy's first book of poetry Seasoned Women published by Poet's Choice was released in November, 2022. A Best of the Net nominee, she has been featured in Burningword Literary Journal, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, Open Door Magazine, Humans of the World blog, Poet's Choice anthologies, and others. 

Cathy also enjoys long distance hiking and has completed multiple routes of the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Via Francesca in Italy.  She lives in middle Tennessee.

What My Readers Are Saying

Cathy Hollister's poetry sings exuberantly about life. She is forward-thinking, fearless, inquisitive, and grateful. Her work is refreshing and affirming to read.        

Cynthia S. 

Exactly what poetry is supposed to stir inside you. Moves you a tad out of your comfort zone, opens heart and mind to memories when you realize you are not the only one who went there.

Jeannetta C. 

Cathy Hollister is a master at precise diction to paint a vivid image in the mind, and her surprising word play is a delightful addition.

Ione S. 

[Seasoned Women] The whole collection is a tribute to your insight to momen.


What  dancers tell me:

Your calling is very clear. I always knew where I was supposed to be.

Dancer at Camp Cavell 2023, Lexington, MI

I have not done much English dancing before, but this was so much fun, I want to do more!

Contra dancer, Contra Dancers Delight Holiday 2022, Kingsport, TN