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Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

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Associate Professor of English, Africana Studies, and Art & Design

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is the author of Travesty Generator (Noemi Press), a book of computational poetry that received the Poetry Society of America’s 2020 Anna Rabinowitz prize for interdisciplinary work and longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. Their other poetry books include How Narrow My Escapes (DIAGRAM/New Michigan), Personal Science (Tupelo Press), a slice from the cake made of air (Red Hen Press), and But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise (Red Hen Press).


Boston Foundation Live Arts Boston $15,000 Grant (co-recipient with Anthony Paul de Ritis, Northeastern University), 2021.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Fellowship Recipient, January 2020. $15,000 poetry fellowship for demonstrated excellence and future promise in poetry

2020 National Book Award longlist for Travesty Generator.

2020 Anna Rabinowitz Prize for interdisciplinary work. Poetry Society of America, April, 2020.

  • Education

    PhD, University of Utah

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