Cate Marvin is an American poet.
She graduated rom Marlboro College, University of Houston, University of Iowa, and University of Cincinnati with a Ph.D. She teaches at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York and in spring 2010 will be teaching at Columbia University.
Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Fence, The New England Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, Verse, Boston Review, Ninth Letter, and TriQuarterly.


Cate Marvin Poems

After the Last Fright

I carved upon my desk unsayables.
He drank until he vomited on himself.
Eavesdropping, the others resisted sleep.... more »


I never recline in splendor,
I never take repose. The eyes
of an old woman are blue... more »

A Brief Attachment

I regard your affections, find your teeth have
left me a bruise necklace. Those lipstick
marks leech a trail, ear to ear, facsimile your... more »

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