Erin M. Bertram

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Erin M. Bertram

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Erin M. Bertram is a doctoral candidate and Maude Hammond Fling Fellow in Creative Writing with a specialization in Women's & Gender Studies. They are 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. The recipient of a 2016 Scholarship from the National Association for Poetry Therapy, they have received awards and fellowships from UNL, Prague Summer Program, the Frank O'Hara Chapbook Series, Washington University in St. Louis, Augustana College, and the Academy of American Poets. Their poems and lyric hybrid texts have appeared in Diagram, South Dakota Review, Cream City Review, Leveler, Uprooted: An Anthology on Gender & Illness, and elsewhere. A Zen practitioner, they have been a college English teacher and writing tutor for the past decade, and have led creative writing workshops and done LGBTQ advocacy work for a variety of organizations.