Catherine Bowman

Catherine Bowman

Professor, English


  • M.F.A., Columbia University, 1998

About Catherine Bowman

Catherine Bowman is the author of the poetry collections Can I Finish, Please?, The Plath Cabinet, NotarikonRock Farm, and 1-800-Hot-Ribs which was reissued by Carnegie-Mellon University Press as part of their Contemporary Classics Series. She is the editor of Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR’s "All Things Considered,” an anthology of poems by poets she has reviewed, and featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Consider. Her poems have appeared in several editions of Best American Poetry as well as many other literary magazines and journals, such as The New Yorker, The Paris ReviewTriQuarterlyThe Kenyon ReviewRiver StyxThe Los Angeles TimesPloughsharesCrazyhorseSycamore ReviewOpen City and Conjunctions. Her writing has been awarded the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Poetry, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and Yaddo artist residencies. She was the recipient of a faculty teaching award and the IU President’s Arts and Humanities Award. She has served as director of the MFA Creative Writing Program and held The Ruth Lilly Professor in Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2020 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. She received the Provost Professor award and was named Provost Professor in 2020.