Fragment of the Head of a Queen: Poems

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Sarabande Books, 2007 - Poetry - 95 pages
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Fragment of the Head of a Queen makes it clear why Cate Marvin is becoming one of our essential poets.”—Rodney Jones

Cate Marvin’s new poems, their wrought music, unblinking focus, and hard-edged sensuality, are wreathed with an entirely different silence than her first collection. The brokenness and loss of the fragmented queen—seeming to rise up through centuries—is their tutelary spirit.

Cate Marvin is the author of World’s Tallest Disaster, awarded the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize by Robert Pinsky and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award (2002). She teaches creative writing in Staten Island, New York.

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cate marvin will fuck your shit up if you have the guts to go there. Read full review

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Love poems, love of self, love of others, the absence of love, all told with a humor so dry it'll peel back your skin. Read full review

Contents

She Wishes Her Beloved Were Dead
9
Gaslight
22
Your Childhood
37
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Marvin's first book, World's Tallest Disaster (Sarabande, 2002) was awarded the 2001 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry by Robert Pinsky and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award (2002). Her poems have appeared in New England Review, The Antioch Review, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, and Ploughshares, among others. She is a creative writing professor in Staten Island,

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