Her poetry collections include World’s Tallest Disaster (2001), which won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, and Fragment of the Head of a Queen (2007). Marvin co-edited, with Michael Dumanis, the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (2006). With poet Erin Belieu, she is the co-founder and co-director of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, an organization that seeks to “explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women” in contemporary culture.
Marvin’s many honors include the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize and a Whiting Award. Marvin has taught poetry at Lesley University’s Low-Residency MFA program and is associate professor of creative writing at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York.