CM Burroughs

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards

CM Burroughs is Associate Professor of Poetry in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. She is the author of two poetry collections: The Vital System and Master Suffering. (Photo credit: Tupelo Press)
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Master Suffering

ISBN 9781946482389 Tupelo Press

Master Suffering pendulates between yield and command; the bodies of this book are supplicant yet seething—they want nothing more than to survive. But how does a woman survive? One’s own healthy body helps, but illness is one of the masters of this book. More about this book >

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CM Burroughs

CM Burroughs is Associate Professor of Poetry in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. She is the author of two poetry collections: The Vital System and Master Suffering. Burroughs has received fellowships and grants from Yaddo, MacDowell, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Cave Canem. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Andy Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. Burroughs’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry, Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Best American Experimental Writing, and The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks.

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