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Erin Belieu

MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

Faculty Erin Belieu

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)
Infanta (1995)


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.

Current affiliations

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.

Past Affiliations

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.