Erin M. Bertram

Illinois, United States


Erin M. Bertram is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Memento Mori, published by Dancing Girl Press in 2014, and a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest for her hybrid text manuscript “The Vanishing of Camille Claudel.”  The recipient of a 2013 John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program, she holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow.  She’s led writing workshops for a variety of organizations, including St. Patrick Center, PEN American Center, and the Midwest Writing Center, and has done continuing education work through Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.  Currently a Faculty Tutor and co-coordinator of the LGBTQ ally Safe Zone program at Augustana College, this fall she’ll join the Ph.D. in English: Creative Writing program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Teaching Assistant and Chancellor’s Fellow.

Website: http://erinmbertram.com


Publications

  • Memento Mori , Dancing Girl Press (2014)
  • Windfall , Lettre Sauvage (2010)
  • Inland Sea , Seven Kitchens Press (2009)
  • The Urge to Believe Is Stronger Than Belief Itself , Cherry Pie Press (2008)
  • The Most Wild, Kindly Green , Achiote Press (2008)
  • Body of Water , Thorngate Road (2007)
  • Here, Hunger (with Sarah Lilius) , NeO Pepper Press (2007)
  • Alluvium , Dancing Girl Press (2007)

Awards

  • Graduate Chancellor's Fellowship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln(2014)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln(2014)
  • Published finalist in the Diagram Essay Contest(2013)
  • Summer Research Grant from Augustana College(2013)
  • John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program (2013)
  • Mucke/Roff Scholarship from Split Rock Arts Program(2011)
  • Writing Fellowship at Augustana College(2010)
  • Robin Becker Chapbook Prize(2009)
  • Lettre Sauvage Chapbook Prize(2009)
  • Jr. Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis(2009)
  • Academy of American Poets Prize(2008)
  • Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award(2007)
  • Norma Lowry Memorial Fund Prize from Washington University in St. Louis(2007)
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis(2006)

Employment

  • Instructor of English/Women's & Gender Studies and Faculty Tutor at Augustana College (2012 - 2014)

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis (2008)
  • Certificate in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis (2008)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry