Erin M. Bertram

Nebraska, United States


ERIN M. BERTRAM is the author of several chapbooks, including The Urge to Believe Is Stronger Than Belief ItselfInland Sea, and Memento Mori. Her poems and hybrid texts have been published inHandsomePhoebeThe FanzineLambda LiteraryReview, Best New Poets, and elsewhere.  A past recipient of a John Woods Scholarship from Prague Summer Program and a published finalist in the 2013 Diagram Essay Contest, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Teaching Fellow. She’s currently a Teaching Assistant and Chancellor’s Fellow in the PhD in Creative Writing program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she interns at the campus LGBTQA+ Resource Center.  She is also on the board of the Lincoln Zen Center, and has led creative writing workshops for a variety of organizations.

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)
  • Here, Hunger (w/ Sarah Lilius) , NeO Papper Press (2007)
  • Where the Wind Bends Backwards (w/ Ryan Collins) , 918 Studio (2014)
  • Wise Raven , Big Game Books (2008)
  • Close Your Eyes, Look at Me , Gold Wake Press (2011)

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)

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