CM Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Callaloo Writers Workshop and the University of Pittsburgh. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. A Pushcart Prize nominee and a finalist for the 2009 Gift of Freedom Award, her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, Bat City Review, and Sou'wester. Her poem 'Artist's Delight' was published as a broadside in 2008 for Pennsylvania's Public Poetry Project, and appeared in the literary journal Tuesday; An Art Project. Burroughs is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA program at the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where she is a Visiting Lecturer of creative writing and literature at the University of Pittsburgh. CM's debut collection, The Vital System, will be released by Tupelo Press in 2012.
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