Nebraska Authors

Erin Belieu

Born 1967 Omaha, NE (USA)

Born and raised in Omaha, Erin Belieu is the author of four award-winning collections of poetry, founding editor of Hotel Amerika, co-founder of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, and director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University. With Susan Aizenberg, she co-edited The Extraordinary Tide (2002), an anthology of American women's poetry. Her most recent collections, Slant Six (2014), was named a top ten book of the year by the New York Times Book Review.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Columbus, OH
Boston, MA
Tallahassee, FL

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Fiction


High School Diploma, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Master of Arts Degree, Boston University, Boston, MA


Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University

Places Worked

AGNI Magazine
Hotel Amerika Magazine
VIDA: Women In Literary Arts
Boston University, Boston, MA
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Washington University
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 20 April 1989
The Nebraska Review Award winner in poetry, 1994
National Poetry Series Finalist for Infanta, 1994
Won the National Poetry Series Award, 1994
Recipient of the University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Award, 1995
Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, 1995


Stealing Sounds From the Phoenicians. 1986.
Artfeast: An Anthology by Seven Women. 1990.
Infanta. 1995.
One Above & One Below: New Poems. 2000.
Black Box. 2006.
Slant Six. 2014.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. (Contributor) 2017.

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