July Poetry Curator CM Burroughs

Poets Are Record Keepers

CM Burroughs is associate professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and author of The Vital System and Master Suffering, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and a finalist for the Lambda Book Award and L.A. Times Book Award. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, MacDowell, Djerassi Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Cave Canem Foundation. Zócalo’s poetry curator for July, Burroughs chatted with us in the green room about horror movies, Greece, and what song would bring her onto the dance …