About Us

Vol. 4, Issue 2: July 2016

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing we can find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper for your reading pleasure, and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and the personal journey and freedom. 

The 14th quarterly issue of the magazine was released in July 2016 and is available now on our website store and in bookstores nationwide. 


Join us for our final reading of summer at the Homeless Garden Project, 110 Cooper St. in Santa Cruz on First Friday September 2nd. Poetry readings begin at 6:00.

Poets Terry Adams, Robin Estrin, and Cynthia White will read from their work.  Please arrive before 6:00 to be seated for the readings which will begin at 6:00.  After the readings join us for a reception with music by Jessie Marks, and an art exhibition by Sean Kennedy.