Erin Belieu is the author of Infanta, winner of the National Poetry Series in 1994; One Above & One Below, winner of the Midlands Poetry Prize and Ohioana Poetry Award; and Black Box, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, all of which were published by Copper Canyon. Her poems have appeared in places such as Best American Poetry, The New York Times, and Atlantic Monthly. Belieu co-founded VIDA: Women in Literary Arts with poet Cate Marvin. She currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Florida State University and is the Artistic Director at Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Honored as a “Standout Book of 2014” by American Poet magazine Belieu’s fourth poetry collection, Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press), is an inundation of the humor and horror in contemporary American life.