Lucy Biederman is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. She received an MFA in poetry from George Mason University in 2010. Her essays on contemporary poetry have appeared/are forthcoming in A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race (University of Georgia Press), Gorgeous Retrievals: The Poetry of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press), and West Branch. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals including Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, BOMB, Epiphany, and The Collagist.
“I don’t think poets have a responsibility to do anything, which is the great thing about being a poet. And the competing but equally true fact is that to write good poems poets have a great number of responsibilities.”
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