Erin Belieu

Erin Belieu has writing degrees from The Ohio State University and Boston University. Her first poetry collection, Infanta, was chosen by Hayden Carruth for the National Poetry Series and published by Copper Canyon Press in 1995. Infanta was named one of the best books of 1995 by the National Book Critics' Circle, Library Journal and The Washington Post's Book World. Her recent collection, One Above & One Below, is also from Copper Canyon Press. She is also the co-editor of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry By American Women, the first comprehensive anthology of contemporary American women's poetry to appear in the United States. The anthology is due from the Columbia University Press in spring of 2001.

Belieu's work has appeared in many places, including The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, TriQuarterly, Grand Street, and The Yale Review. Her work has received awards and fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the St. Botolph's Club and the Ohio Arts Council.

Belieu has taught as a visiting professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington University and Kenyon College. Before entering into teaching, she was also the managing and poetry editor at AGNI magazine in Boston. She teaches in the writing program at Florida State.

EPR #6
Two Weeks On The Island




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