Kathleen Graber

Poet Information

Kathleen Graber

About the Poet

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Poet Kathleen Graber grew up in Wildwood, New Jersey, the daughter of small business owners who ran an arcade on the Wildwood boardwalk. She earned a BA in philosophy at New York University, and in 1994, after years of teaching high school English, Graber was inspired while leading a class field trip to the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival to begin writing poems. She subsequently earned an MFA at New York University.

Graber is the author of The Eternal City (2010), chosen for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and a finalist for the National Book Award, and Correspondence (2006), winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the National Poetry Series.

Graber’s honours include a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, an Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Hodder Fellowship in Creative Writing at Princeton University, and an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship.

She has taught at New York University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

From Poetry Foundation



Virginia City or County Affiliation

Richmond, Virginia

Current City/State of Residence

Richmond, Virginia





Year of Birth


Published Works or Performances

  • Correspondence. Saturnalia Books, 2005
  • The Eternal City: poems. Princeton University Press, 2010

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

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Kathleen Graber