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Catherine Bowman

Catherine Bowman

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M.F.A., Columbia University, 1988

Catherine Bowman is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry and the author of the poetry collections NOTARIKON, ROCK FARM, and 1-800-HOT-RIBS which was reissued in 2000 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press as part of its contemporary classics series. Her writing has been awarded the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Poetry, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and four Yaddo Fellowships. She was the recipient of a faculty teaching award and the IU President’s Arts and Humanities Award. Her poems have appeared in six editions of BEST AMERICAN POETRY as well as many other literary magazines and journals, including The Paris Review, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, River Styx, The Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Sycamore Review, Open City and Conjunctions. Her work has also been published in several anthologies including AN EXHALATION OF FORMS,THE EXTRAORDINARY TIDE: NEW POETRY BY AMERICAN WOMEN, INKING THROUGH THE SOUL: WRITERS ON WRITING, MOTION: AMERICAN SPORTS POEMS, ALOUD: VOICES FROM THE NUYORICAN CAFE, BLUES POEMS, REAL THING: POP CULTURE POEMS. She teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is the editor of WORD OF MOUTH: POEMS FEATURED ON NPR’S "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED", an anthology of poems by poets she has reviewed and featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

Selected Publications (click images for more information)

The Plath CabinetThe Plath Cabinet (Four Way Books, 2009).

NotarikonNotarikon (Four Way Books, 2006).

Word of MouthEditor, Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered (Vintage, 2003).

Rock FarmRock Farm (Gibbs Smith, 1996).

1-800-HOT-RIBS (Gibbs Smith, 1993, reissued in 2000 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press).