Catherine Rankovic [pron."ranko-vick"], writer and editor, has taught university courses and community workshops in creative writing, editing, and publishing since 1986, and has worked as a magazine editor, newspaper reporter, webmaster, and freelance writer.

Rankovic earned a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University, an M.A. in English literature from Syracuse University, and an M.F.A. in writing from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis (Penultimate Press, 2010), a book of in-depth interviews with 13 St. Louis writers, and the books Island Universe: Essays and Entertainments (2007), and Fierce Consent and Other Poems (2005). She co-authored Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions and Obsessions (2003). Her poems and essays have been published in national-level literary and general-circulation magazines.

Rankovic is a member of The St. Louis Writers Guild, The St. Louis Poetry Center, The Wednesday Club of St. Louis, the Loosely Identified poetry workshop, and two business networking groups. In 21 years at Washington University in St. Louis she taught creative writing and African and Afro-American Studies, and currently teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Lindenwood University.

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