KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Cate Marvin + Adrian Blevins

March 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cate Marvin’s first book, World’s Tallest Disaster, was chosen by Robert Pinsky for the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize and published by Sarabande Books in 2001. In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. She co-edited with poet Michael Dumanis the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books, 2006). Her second book of poems, Fragment of the Head of a Queen, for which she received a Whiting Award, was published by Sarabande in 2007. Marvin teaches poetry writing in the Stonecoast M.F.A. Program at the University of Southern Maine and is Professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. In 2009, she co-founded the nonprofit organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts with poet Erin Belieu. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, her third book of poems, Oracle, was released from W.W. Norton & Co. in March 2015. She is currently a Visiting Professor in creative writing at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Adrian Blevins is the author of the full-length poetry collections Appalachians Run Amok, winner of Two Sylvia Press’s Wilder Prize, Live from the Homesick Jamboree, and The Brass Girl Brouhaha; a co-edited collection of essays, Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia; and the poetry chapbooks Bloodline and The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes. She teaches at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.