Lindsay Bernal


Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Lindsay Bernal holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Virginia and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Maryland, where she has coordinated the Creative Writing Program and the Writers Here & Now reading series for over a decade. Bernal is the recipient of a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and a fellowship from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. Her first collection of poems, What It Doesn’t Have to Do With (University of Georgia Press) was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series competition. Paul Guest writes, “Reading this book, I smile. I wince. I want to turn off all the lights, everywhere, and let in the light of the sad moon above.”