Bio

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

—Ruth L. Schwartz, author of Edgewater

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ERIN M. BERTRAM is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Memento Mori, published by Dancing Girl Press in 2014, and a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest for her hybrid text manuscript “The Vanishing of Camille Claudel.” The recipient of a 2013 John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program, she holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow.  She’s led writing workshops for a variety of organizations, including St. Patrick Center, PEN American Center, and the Midwest Writing Center, and has done continuing education work through Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.  Currently a Faculty Tutor and co-coordinator of the LGBTQ ally Safe Zone program at Augustana College, this fall she’ll join the Ph.D. in English: Creative Writing program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Teaching Assistant and Chancellor’s Fellow.