Cate Marvin’s poem, On The Ineptitude of Certain Hurricanes, appears on, with the editor’s noting it is “Filled with lines that demand to be re-read and images that linger, the poem, which now reads prophetic and familiar, was an immediate favorite for many of us on staff. We hope you’ll fall for it too.”

Read On The Ineptitude of Certain Hurricanes by Cate Marvin now>

Associate Professor Cate Marvin’s first book of poems, World’s Tallest Disaster, was chosen by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy for the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize, and was published by Sarabande Books in 2001. In 2002, Professor Marvin was awarded the prestigious Kate Tufts Discovery Award “for an emerging poet of genuine promise.” In January of 2006, the anthology she edited with poet Michael Dumanis of 85 emerging American poets titled Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century was published by Sarabande Books. Cate Marvin’s second book, Fragment of the Head of a Queen, appeared in 2007.  A Whiting Writers’ Award recipient, Marvin is also cofounder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.