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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Erin Belieu

The director of the creative writing program at Florida State University, Erin Belieu is the author of four poetry collections, whose work has also been published in numerous journals. Her most recent work, Slant Six, was named a top ten book of the year by the New York Times Book Review. She’s the cofounder of the national feminist organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and previously served as the managing editor of AGNI. She is also co-editor of The Extraordinary Tide (Columbia University Press, 2002), the first ever comprehensive, non-thematic anthology of contemporary American women’s poetry published in the United States.