Cate Marvin

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Cate Marvin is an American poet.


She graduated from Marlboro College, University of Houston, University of Iowa, and University of Cincinnati with a Ph.D.[1] She has taught at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York[2] and Columbia University.[3] She teaches in the English Department of Colby College.[4]

Her work has appeared in Ploughshares,[5] Fence, The New England Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, Verse, Boston Review, Ninth Letter, and TriQuarterly.



  • "I Live Where the Leaves Are Pointed", Fishouse
  • "Azalea", Fishouse
  • "Monsterful", Ploughshares, Spring 2007
  • "Robotripping", Ploughshares, Spring 2006
  • "I Live Where the Leaves Are Pointed", Ploughshares, Spring 2000
  • "The Pet", Slate, January 14, 2003

Full-length poetry collections[edit]

  • Chicanery: A Collection of Original Poems, University of Cincinnati 2003 (Unpublished dissertation)
  • World’s Tallest Disaster, Sarabande Books 2001
  • Fragment of the Head of a Queen, Sarabande Books 2007
  • Oracle, WW Norton 2015


  • with Michael Dumanis, Legitimate dangers: American poets of the new century, Sarabande Books 2006


External links[edit]

Links to works

  • "I Live Where the Leaves Are Pointed", Fishouse
  • "Azalea", Fishouse
  • "The Pet", Slate, Jan. 14, 2003
  • Monsterful. Ploughshares. Spring 2007.
  • Robotripping. Ploughshares. Spring 2006.
  • I Live Where the Leaves Are Pointed. Ploughshares. Spring 2000.
  • World’s Tallest Disaster. Sarabande Books. 2001. ISBN 978-1-889330-61-7.