Cate Marvin’s first book, World’s Tallest Disaster (Sarabande, 2001), won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize. In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Fence, Paris Review, and Slate. She is co-editor of Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande, 2006). Her second book of poems is Fragment of the Head of a Queen (Sarabande, 2007). She is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.