Cathy Esther Thorne, a spontaneous typewriter poet based in Toronto, has seamlessly combined her passion for poetry, people and old-school typewriters. With a background in improvisational theatre, creative writing and visual arts, Cathy writes on-the-spot personalized poems at weddings and events, creating thoughtful keepsakes for guests to take home. Her poems are heartfelt, spirit-boosting and sometimes cheeky.
For large events, she's gathered a band of big-hearted poets to bring even more poetry to people.
She is the author of Unlightenment: A Guide to Higher Consciousness for Everyday People (Adams Media, Simon & Schuster ), and her work has been featured in multiple print publications, including The Toronto Star, The Oxford University Press and St. Martin’s Press. She’s been interviewed on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and Here and Now. Her commissions include work for Unilever’s Dove, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings and Toronto Arts Foundation. She is an associate member of The League of Canadian Poets, is a mentor for Rise and is a receiving participant in The Writer’s Union of Canada Poetry Mentorship Program.
She is currently working on a chapbook of poetry entitled Shift.