Erin Belieu

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Erin Belieu is an American poet


She graduated from Boston University, and Ohio State University with an MFA. She taught at Washington University, Boston University, Kenyon College, and Ohio University. She teaches at Florida State University.

Belieu is the author of three collections of poetry. Her first book, Infanta (1995), w ...

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From On Being Fired Again

I've known the pleasures of being
fired at least eleven times—

most notably by Larry who found my snood

Against Writing About Children

When I think of the many people
who privately despise children,
I can't say I'm completely shocked,

Another Poem For Mothers

Mother, I'm trying
to write
a poem to you—

The Hideous Chair

This hideous,
upholstered in gift-wrap fabric, chromed
in places, design possibility

for the future canned ham.

In Ecstasy

at the altarpiece of Saint Teresa

No need to be coy—
you know what
she's doing


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Anthony Burkett 07 May 2014

I know just how you feel Erin...From On Being Fired Again... a very liberating emotion isn't it! ? :)

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Sanjibsaha Aniketa 22 December 2012

I don't know whether you are aware of Indian poems & poets. I like your poems Very much.

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Sanjibsaha Aniketa 22 December 2012

I don't know whether you are aware of Indian poems & poets. I like your poems Very much.

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Sanjibsaha Aniketa 22 December 2012

I like your poem s very much. Looking for your next poem.

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June Walker 08 May 2012

I enjoyed reading your poem -From on being fired again in the newsletter. I particularly loved the humour.

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Farming memory-instruction by emulative example of thinking in images.

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Rondeau on the MBTA cunningly made: the startling genital smell of the bay in line one whips back to mind in the rump-up closing; the sweat and bother might suggest a hormonal humidity and ambiguity and an equine referent for bay in want (heat) in close quarters.

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Enter a poet to the slim minority, the bobbed tail; keep your proud/proficient rump up against the vasty wind.

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