Erin M. Bertram

Read about Erin’s dissertation-to-music project


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 NickelUprooted: 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.