“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 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 Jr. Writer-in-Residence Fellowship from Washington University in St. Louis and the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award, and was named a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in Handsome, So to Speak, Copper Nickel, Hotel Amerika, Lambda Literary ReviewBest New Poets, and elsewhere, and a lyric hybrid text about illness, storge, and belief is forthcoming in Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness. She writes and teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is working on a PhD in Creative Writing with a specialization in Women’s & Gender Studies.  She is also on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center.