Pen Name: CM Burroughs
Born: 1981 in Atlanta, GA
I currently serve as Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia College Chicago, and I have made Chicago my home of the last four years and will continue to set roots far into the future.
Biographical and Professional Information
CM Burroughs was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves as Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia College Chicago. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Callaloo Writers Workshop and the University of Pittsburgh. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. A Pushcart Prize nominee and a finalist for the 2009 Gift of Freedom Award, her poetry has appeared in journals including Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Bat City Review, and Volta. Burroughs is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her debut collection of poetry is The Vital System from Tupelo Press, and she is Senior Editor for Tupelo Quarterly and Co-Editor for Court Green. Learn more about Burroughs at www.cmburroughs.com.
The Vital System, Tupelo Press, 2011
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