Erinn Batykefer

Erinn Batykefer earned both her MFA in writing and a Master of Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of Allegheny, Monongahela (Red Hen Press), The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide (Coffee House Press) and Incubating Creativity (ALA Editions), among other titles. Erinn co-founded the Library as Incubator Project, where she served as an Editor, and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work at the intersection of libraries and the arts. She has won several fellowships, including a Renk Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Stadler Fellowship at Bucknell University. Her creative work has appeared widely in such journals as Lockjaw, Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and elsewhere, and she has been nominated for Best New Poets, Pushcart, and Best Horror anthologies. She is an editorial assistant at [PANK] Magazine and a managing editor at Five Loves. She lives in Pittsburgh.