Catherine Jagoe's book Bloodroot won the 2016 Settlement House American Poetry Prize and the Council for Wisconsin Writers 2016 Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award, judged by New York poet Patricia Smith, author of Blood Dazzler. Smith writes that “Catherine Jagoe's poems, unreeling like snippets of cinema, more than satisfy my craving for story—her rhythms span two worlds—and those stories—those stories, arresting and achingly familiar—teach me to relish my role as witness." Bloodroot was selected as an Outstanding Work of Poetry by the Wisconsin Library Association's 2017 Literary Award Committee. Jagoe also holds a Pushcart Prize for nonfiction and her poetry and essays have been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life series. A former Associate Professor of Spanish at UW-Madison, she now works as a freelance translator.