Erin is a poet and writer whose work focuses on gender, love, and history. In 2009, along with the poet Cate Marvin, Belieu founded the national literary organization VIDA.
Books of Poetry
Black Box (2006)
One Above & One Below (2000)
The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry By Contemporary American Women (with Susan Aizenberg).
Work Published in
The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Slate, Nerve, The Yale Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, The New York Times, Tin House, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.
Selected for the National Poetry Series, St. Botolph Prize, Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, Midwest Book Prize, Ohioana Prize, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, chosen in 2001 and 2011 for the Best American Poetry anthology.
Associate Professor of English-Creative Writing at Florida State University; Co Founder and Director (with Cate Marvin) of VIDA: Women In Literary Arts; Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Writers Conference in Port Townsend, WA.
Previously faculty in the Creative Writing Programs at Boston University, Washington University and Ohio University: founder (with Jeremy Countryman) of Hotel Amerika; former Managing Editor and Poetry Editor at AGNI magazine.
M.A., Boston University
M.F.A., Ohio State University.