Kathryn Maris was born on Long Island and later moved to New York City. She now lives in London.
She received a BA in English literature from Columbia University, an MA in creative writing from Boston University, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
She has taught poetry at Boston University, the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, Morley College, Kingston University, The Arvon Foundation, and, currently, the Poetry School in London.
Her full-length collections include The Book of Jobs (Four Way Books, 2006) and God Loves You (Seren, 2013), and she has also published a pamphlet, 2008 (If A Leaf Falls, 2016).
Her work has appeared in Swimmers, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Best British Poetry, The Forward Book of Poetry, The Best of Poetry London, Granta, Slate, Poetry, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, tender, The Spectator, The New Statesman and The Financial Times.
A selection of her work appears in Penguin Modern Poets 5 and her third collection, The House With Only An Attic And A Basement, will be published by Penguin UK in May 2018.
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