“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

ERIN M. BERTRAM is the author of eleven chapbooks, most recently Memento Mori, published by Dancing Girl Press. A former John Woods Scholarship recipient from Prague Summer Program, she has also received the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award and was named a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest.  She earned her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize and a Jr. Writer-in-Residence Fellowship.  She has also done continuing education work through Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.  Her work has appeared in Handsome, So to Speak, Copper Nickel, Hotel Amerika, Lambda Literary ReviewBest New PoetsUprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness, and elsewhere.  She is a PhD student and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She is also on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center, where she is a doan– (meditation leader) in-training.