CM Burroughs - Columbia College Chicago

CM Burroughs

Associate Professor


CM Burroughs is Associate Professor of Poetry in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. She is the author of two collections: The Vital System (Tupelo Press, 2012) and Master Suffering (Tupelo Press, 2021.) Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Cave Canem Foundation. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. Burroughs’ poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry magazine, Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Best American Experimental Writing Anthology, and The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Burroughs has been a featured reader and has given poetry lectures and writing workshops at institutions and reading series across America and internationally. Burroughs received her MFA from University of Pittsburgh and her BA from Sweet Briar College. 

Creative Practice and Research Interests


B.A., English/Creative Writing Sweet Briar College 2003
M.F.A., Poetry University of Pittsburgh 2007