World's Tallest Disaster by Cate Marvin

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Winner of the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in poetry, judged by Robert Pinsky.

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Marvin's first book, World's Tallest Disaster, was awarded the 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize by Robert Pinksy (Sarabande 2001). In 2002, she received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Georgia Review, Slate, and The Kenyon Review. She is a creative writing professor at the College of Staten Island.
Published August 1, 2001 by Sarabande Books. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Chosen by Robert Pinsky (who provides a foreword) for the press's first book prize, this taut, defiant, confessional collection implicates the reader in the speaker's misdeeds and misguidedness: "Reader, it was the funniest thing—/ after you left...

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