Erin Belieu (1965 - Present)
Erin Belieu was born and grown up in Nebraska and educated at the University of Nebraska, The Ohio State University, and Boston University. She received a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska — Omaha in 1989, is the author of two collections of poetry. The first, Infanta (Copper Canyon Press, 1995), was selected by Hayden Carruth for the National Poetry Series and was named one of the ten best books of 1995 by Library Journal, the National Book Critics' Circle, and Washington Post Book World. Her second collection, One Above and One Below (Copper Canyon Press, 2000), won the Ohioana Award and the Society of Midland Authors Award.