Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s most recent book of poetry is Travesty Generator, longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. Their other poetry collections include Personal Science; a slice from the cake made of air; and But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, chosen by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. Bertram’s other publications include the chapbook cutthroat glamours, winner of the Phantom Books chapbook award; the artist book Grand Dessein; and Tierra Fisurada, a Spanish poetry chapbook. They have received fellowships from the NEA, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem, and others. Bertram is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.