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

—Ruth L. Schwartz, author of Edgewater


Erin M. BertramERIN M. BERTRAM has published eleven chapbooks, including Body of WaterInland Sea, and Memento Mori, and her poems and hybrid texts have been published in Best New Poets 2007, Diagram, Handsome, Copper Nickel, and Phoebe, among others. A 2013 John Woods Scholarship recipient from Prague Summer Program, she writes and teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she’s working on a PhD in Creative Writing. She has led creative writing and LGBTQ ally workshops for a variety of organizations, and is on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center. Her favorite color is maroon.  Or maybe it’s grass stain.