Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (contemporary)

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. They teach creative writing there, direct Chautauqua Institution Writers’ Festival, and published several books of poetry. They are one-sixth of the “Line Assembly” project.

An introduction to the poet and their work on the New American Poets site

See also the poet’s page at Poetry Foundation, a few poems on Body literary journal, and the author’s own site.

Publisher’s blurb about the 2019 Travesty Generator. “Like a ghost in the machine, Travesty Generator remixes programming codes and turns them to ruminate on the intersections of race and gender. Rhythmic, hypnotic, and percussive, the poems are iterative and suggest the infinite recursions of nano data.”

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