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Erin Teegarden
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Erin Teegarden


Erin Teegarden teaches Introduction to Literature and Introduction to Poetry at Columbia College. She received an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh in poetry and a BA from Indiana University in journalism. She is the founder and former managing editor of the University of Pittsburgh's first online literary journal, nidus. She is currently the co-founder, co-organizer and emcee of the Reconstruction Room ( a.k.a. "rec room"), a bi-monthly reading and performance series in Chicago (www.recroomers.com). She is a former recipient of the Associated Writing Programs' "Intro Journals Award," for poetry, and has twice been a finalist in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards. Her poetry has appeared in:  the Bellingham Review, pms (poemmemoirstory), Lorraine and James, Eye-Rhyme, Sunspinner, Conte Online, preling, and Pittsburgh's City Paper, among others.

Office Location: English Department, 5th floor, 33 E. Congress

Office Phone: 312-369-8125

FAX: 312-369-8001

Email: eteegarden@colum.edu

Mailing Address:
Erin Teegarden
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 So. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605