Erin M. Bertram is the author of thirteen chapbooks, including from The Vanishing of Camille Claudel (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016) and Relief Map, a winner of C&R Press’s 2016 Summer Tide Pool Chapbook Competition. Their poetry and lyric hybrid texts have appeared in Diagram, South Dakota Review, Cream City Review, Leveler, So to Speak, Copper Nickel, Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender & Illness, and elsewhere.
A former Fellowship Instructor in English at Augustana College, Erin is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and a Maude Hammond Fling Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where they received a 2017 EGSA Award in Teaching Excellence. They are currently at work on It’s Not a Lonely World, a lyric hybrid text about non-binary identity and a beloved’s illness challenging the gendered body.
Erin’s lyric hybrid text The Vanishing of Camille Claudel was a semifinalist for the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize.
Here is the folk-rock band Erin used to play drum kit for.
Here is a workshop Erin led on mapping at an art museum.
And here is a very nice thing someone wrote about Erin’s work.