Poet Erin Belieu’s work focuses on gender, love, and history, filtering wide-ranging subjects through a variety of theoretical frameworks. Her books of poetry are: Infanta, selected by Hayden Carruth for the National Poetry Series; One Above, One Below; Black Box, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; and Slant Six. Belieu coedited, with Susan Aizenberg, the anthology The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women. She also cofounded VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, which explores “critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women" in contemporary culture.
This reading has been made possible with the support of the Jane Flanders Fund and the Marianne Moore Fund for the Study of Poetry.