In her interview program The Last Word, Cynthia Arrieu-King interviews amateur and professional poets and writers in the South Jersey and tri-state area. Her subject for this interview is poet Kathleen Graber.
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Kathleen Graber was born in Cape May County, New Jersey. She teaches creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the low-residency MA and MFA programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She divides her time between Richmond, Virginia and her hometown of Wildwood, NJ, where she and her husband operate a music shop on the Boardwalk. She is the author of two books of poetry, Correspondence (Saturnalia Books, 2005) and The Eternal City (Princeton University Press, 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Circle Critics Award, and the winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award in Poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has been a Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton University and an Amy Lowell Travelling Scholar. Poems from a new collection-in-progress have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Gulf Coast, Mead, Painted Bride Quarterly, and The American Poetry Review.