“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 2013 recipient of a John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program, a finalist for the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest, and the author of several chapbooks, including Body of Water (Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award) and Inland Sea (Robin Becker Chapbook Prize), as well as three forthcoming titles: Memento Mori, The Vanishing of Camille Claudel, and Where the Wind Bends Backward (with Ryan Collins). A former teaching fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and an experienced creative writing workshop leader, she has received awards and fellowships from Split Rock Arts Program, Lettre Sauvage, Augustana College, and the Academy of American Poets, and has done continuing education work through Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Currently, she teaches English at Augustana College along the Mississippi River, where she co-coordinates the campus Safe Zone Program.