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Poet ERIN BELIEU, an Omaha native who received a BFA in Creative
Writing from the University of Nebraska Omaha
in 1989, is the
author of three collections of poetry.
The first, Infanta (Copper Canyon Press, 1995),
was selected by
Hayden Carruth for the National Poetry Series and was
named one of the ten best books of 1995 by
the National Book Critics' Circle, and Washington Post Book World.
Her second collection, One Above and One Below (Copper Canyon
won the Ohioana Award and the Society of Midland Authors Award.
Her most recent collection is Black Box (Copper Canyon, 2006).
Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Antioch
Review, Laurel Review, The Greensboro Review, Yellow Silk,
Salamander, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She earned an
MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. She
serves as managing editor of AGNI. She has taught at Washington
Kenyon College, Ohio University, and is now on the faculty of Florida State University.
She has served as managing editor of Agni and is,
with Susan Aizenberg,
editor of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American
Women (Columbia University Press, 2001).