Marvin Bell

Marvin Bell

Marvin Bell is an American poet and teacher. He is the author of over twenty books of poetry, including The Book of the Dead Man (1994), Nightworks: Poems 1962–2000 (2000), Mars Being Red (2007), and Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems (2011). Bell was the first Poet Laureate of Iowa, and taught for forty years at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is also the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, as well as Fulbright appointments to Yugoslavia and Australia.