“what makes Bertram’s work special to my reading is the intensity with which [she] displaces the normative definitions of body”

—Review of The Urge to Belief Is Stronger than Belief Itself, Bill Scalia at Galatea Resurrects

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erin-m-bertramErin M. Bertram is the author of thirteen chapbooks, including from The Vanishing of Camille Claudel (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016) and Relief Map (forthcoming), a winner of C&R Press’s 2016 Summer Tide Pool Chapbook Competition.  They are now 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.

Bertram has received awards and scholarships from the Frank O’Hara Award Chapbook Series, Washington University in St. Louis, Prague Summer Program, Augustana College, and the Academy of American Poets.  Their work has appeared in Diagram, Cream City Review, Leveler, So to Speak, Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender & Illness, and elsewhere, and they are an Associate Editor at Tupelo Quarterly.  The recipient of a 2017 English Graduate Student Association Award in Teaching Excellence, they are a doctoral candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where they volunteer with the LGBTQA+ Resource Center and will be a 2017-2018 Maude Hammond Fling Fellow.