Cate Marvin Poetry Reading
Pen & Brush and the Mayapple Center have partnered to host a reading with award-winning poet Cate Marvin. A reception will follow.
Cate Marvin’s first book, World’s Tallest Disaster, was chosen by Robert Pinksy 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 Lesley University’s Low-Residency M.F.A. Program 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.
The Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities creates an atmosphere where artists and scholars of exceptional stature come to teach and collaborate with small groups of dedicated, like-minded participants. The organization cultivates imagination through artistic and intellectual cross-pollination in a distinctly 21st century climate, and Pen and Brush is pleased to welcome them on a visit to the heart of New York City.
The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs to <RSVP@penandbrush.org> are encouraged but not required.