CM Burroughs is Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia College Chicago. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Djerassi Artist Residency, Callaloo Writers Workshop and the University of Pittsburgh. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. Her poetry is forthcoming from or has appeared in anthologies and journals including Best American Experimental Poetry, The Account, Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Bat City Review, and Sou’wester. Burroughs is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her first book of poems is The Vital System, published by Tupelo Press. Learn more about Burroughs at www.cmburroughs.com.
B.A., English/Creative Writing Sweet Briar College 2003
M.F.A., Poetry University of Pittsburgh 2007