About Catherine Keefe

Catherine Keefe is the founding and managing editor of *dirtcakes* a journal of poetry, creative nonfiction, art and photography. Her creative nonfiction essays, interviews and book reviews have appeared nationally. She teaches undergraduates how to Write About Literature, or Write Creative Nonfiction, or Compose Self at Chapman University in Orange, CA.

We’ll start easy

Chester toes

We don’t want to startle the puppy.

Once upon a time, my sister, the amazing photographer Susan Greene, and I shared a blog space called Backyard Sisters.

Sue gets credit for the open-armed wet-foot photo of me that graces the homepage of this blog. She always has her camera out on family adventures. This particular day I was trying to entice my niece’s two-year-old daughter into the ocean. My niece recently sent me this photo and said, “it’s a perfect reflection of how I see you: Arms open wide, smiling, and happy.”

Susan and I do still share cookies and recipes, parents, other sisters, and chocolate. But this is now my writing space and you can find her creative work at Susan Greene Photography. I’ll gradually be moving over here some of my favorite and most popular stories from Backyard Sisters.