Kathleen Graber Serves as Beacons by the Sea Scholar

Award-winning poet Kathleen Graber, assistant professor of English in the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University, joined Atlantic Cape as the Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor during the 2012 spring semester. Graber served as an adjunct instructor for two classes, Poetry Workshop and Contemporary Poetry.

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Her first poetry collection, Correspondence, was the winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Gulf Coast, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review and AGNI have recognized work from her second poetry collection, The Eternal City. It was a finalist for the National Book Award, Poetry, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Graber holds a master of fine arts degree from New York University in creative writing and poetry and a bachelor of art in philosophy from Hofstra University.

The visiting professor program is funded by the Atlantic Cape Foundation and Beacons by the Sea, a public arts and fundraising project that placed 73 fanciful artist-decorated lighthouses in prominent locations throughout New Jersey’s Atlantic and Cape May counties in 2003.