Marvin Bell


Born
in New York City, The United States
August 03, 1937


Marvin Bell was born in New York City on August 3, 1937, and grew up in Center Moriches, on the south shore of eastern Long Island. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Alfred University, a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa.

Bell’s debut collection of poems, Things We Dreamt We Died For, was published in 1966 by the Stone Wall Press, following two years of service in the U.S. Army. His following two collections were A Probable Volume of Dreams (Atheneum, 1969), a Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets, and Stars Which See, Stars Which Do Not See (1977), which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Since then, Bell has published numerous books of prose and po
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Average rating: 3.97 · 547 ratings · 71 reviews · 39 distinct works
The Book of the Dead Man

4.15 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Mars Being Red

3.90 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Nightworks: Poems, 1962-2000

4.15 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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A Primer About the Flag

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2.43 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2011
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Vertigo: The Living Dead Ma...

3.70 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Stars Which See, Stars Whic...

3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Iris of Creation

4.20 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Rampant

3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2004
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These Green-Going-To-Yellow...

4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Drawn by Stones, by Earth, ...

4.40 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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“Learn the rules, break the rules, make up new rules, break the new rules.”
Marvin Bell

“The war to preserve the privilege of mythmaking”
Marvin Bell, Mars Being Red

“Try to write poems at least one person in the room will hate.”
Marvin Bell

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