Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Longlist, 2020 National Book Awards

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s most recent book of poetry is Travesty Generator, which Cathy Park Hong called, “trailblazing.” Their other poetry collections include Personal Science; a slice from the cake made of air; and But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, chosen by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award.
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Travesty Generator

ISBN 9781934819845 Noemi Press

Like a ghost in the machine, Travesty Generator remixes programming codes and turns them to ruminate on the intersections of race and gender. Rhythmic, hypnotic, and percussive, the poems are iterative and suggest the infinite recursions of nano data. More about this book >

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Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s most recent book of poetry is Travesty Generator, which Cathy Park Hong called, “trailblazing.” Their other poetry collections include Personal Sciencea slice from the cake made of air; and But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, chosen by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. Bertram’s other publications include the chapbook cutthroat glamours, winner of the Phantom Books chapbook award; the artist book Grand Dessein, a mixed media artifact that meditates on the work and writing of the artist Paul Klee and was recently acquired by the Special Collections library at St. Lawrence University; and Tierra Fisurada, a Spanish poetry chapbook published in Argentina. They collaborated with the artist Laylah Ali for the exhibition booklet of her 2017 art show The Acephalous Series.

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