Cate Mahoney entered the department in 2013, after graduating with highest honors from NYU in 2012. Her interests include certain American poets in the 19th century (Dickinson!), the 20th century (O’Hara!), and contemporary times (they know who they are). More generally, she is fascinated by elegy and theories of mourning, and in examining mentor relationships between established professionals and emergent artists. Additionally, she is enamored by Charles Dickens, and strives to write about his wonderful, synecdotal characters one day.