Lucy Biederman

Cleveland, OH 44106

Author's Bio

Lucy Biederman is a poet/fiction writer/essayist and scholar. She is the author of The Walmart Book of the Dead (Vine Leaves Press, 2017). She has written four chapbooks of poetry, and her essays, short stories, and poems have appeared recently in AGNI, The Collagist, Ploughshares, Web Conjunctions, and Pleiades. Her scholarship, which has been published in The Henry James Review, Women’s Studies, and elsewhere, focuses on how contemporary writers interpret their literary forebears. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where she specialized in American literature and creative writing, and an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. She lives in Cleveland, where she is a lecturer in English at Case Western Reserve University.

Publications and Prizes

As I Walked Into the Middle of the Night Squinting
(Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013)
, The Hardest Part Is Done
(Grey Book Press, 2013)
, The Other World
(Dancing Girl Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
Grand Finalist, 2017 Vignette Collection Award. 2013 Best of the Net Finalist. 2013 & 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominee. 2012 Best of the Net Nominee. Second Place, Muriel Hoff Jewish Poetry Award, University of Hartford (2013) Second Place, Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, Smartish Pace (2008)

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Adults, Teenagers
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Chicago, IL
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Last updated: May 11, 2017