“These are hymns and odes to desire, requiems for desire; they enchant even as they haunt.”

—Ruth L. Schwartz, author of Edgewater



ERIN M. BERTRAM is the author of several chapbooks, including The Urge to Believe Is Stronger Than Belief Itself, Inland Sea, and Memento Mori. Her poems and hybrid texts have been published in Handsome, Phoebe, The Fanzine, Lambda Literary Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere.  A past recipient of a John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program and a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow. She’s currently a Teaching Assistant and Chancellor’s Fellow in the PhD in Creative Writing program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she interns at the campus LGBTQA+ Resource Center.  She is also on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center, and has led creative writing workshops for a variety of organizations.