“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, including The Urge to Believe Is Stronger Than Belief Itself and, most recently, Memento Mori. Her poems and hybrid texts have been published in Handsome, Phoebe, The Fanzine, 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 working on a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and has led creative writing workshops and done LGBTQ advocacy work with a variety of organizations.