Competition: US & Canada
Education: Virginia Commonwealth University
Kathleen Graber is an Assistant Professor of English in The Creative Writing Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and she divides her time between Richmond and her hometown of Wildwood, New Jersey, where she and her husband operate a music store on the Boardwalk. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Correspondence (Saturnalia Books, 2006) and The Eternal City (Princeton University Press, 2010), which was a finalist for The National Book Award, The National Book Critics Circle Award, and the winner of The Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry. She is a recipient of fellowships from The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and an Amy Lowell Travelling Scholar. She is currently working on a new collection of poems, tentatively titled The River Twice.