Marvin Bell is an American poet and teacher who was the first Poet Laureate of the state of Iowa. Bell was raised in Center Moriches, Long Island. He served in the U. S. Army from 1964 to 1965 at the rank of First Lieutenant.
A Lifetime in Poetry: Marvin Bell on Iowa and the “Dead Man” Poems
Marvin Bell, interviewed by Loren Glass, talks about the “Dead Man” poems and his career in Iowa....