“fragments, taking shape mosaically—its import visible only when one stands back and sees it whole.”
—Deborah Tall & John D’Agata
ERIN M. BERTRAM is the author of twelve chapbooks, including from The Vanishing of Camille Claudel, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press in 2016. She grew up in Chicagoland, holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow, and is currently a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where her manuscript “It Is Not a Lonely World” won the 2016 Karen Dunning Scholarly Paper/Creative Activity Award from the Women’s & Gender Studies Department. Her poems and lyric hybrid texts have appeared in Diagram, Leveler, The New Territory, So to Speak, Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender and Illness, and elsewhere, and she’s received awards and scholarships from the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Series, Augustana College, Prague Summer Program for Writers, the National Association for Poetry Therapy, and the Academy of American Poets. The former drummer for Busted Chandeliers, she lives with her fiancé, is on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center, and has led creative writing and LGBTQ ally workshops for a variety of organizations.