Lucy Diamond Biederman is a poet and critic. She is the author of four chapbooks, As Yet (Country Music, 2014), As I Walked Into the Middle of the Night Squinting (Red Bird Press, 2013), The Hardest Part is Done (Grey Book Press, 2013), and The Other World (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Poems of hers have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, BOMBlog, The Laurel Review, H_NGM_N, and other journals. Her criticism has appeared or is forthcoming in A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race (U of Georgia P, 2014), Sink Review, West Branch, Third Coast, Coldfront, and elsewhere. Her research and teaching interests include Early American literature, defining modern American Jewishness, and Modern and contemporary American poetry. She reviews new poetry regularly for Jewish Book World.

She lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she is a doctoral student in English Literature/Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana. She graduated from George Mason University’s MFA program in poetry in 2010. She was a finalist for the 2013 Best of the Net Anthology, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has received fellowships and scholarships from George Mason, the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the University of Michigan. She has been a semifinalist/honorable mention for the St. Lawrence Book Prize (Black Lawrence Press), the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize (Persea Press), and Coconut Books’s Joanna Cargill First Book Prize.

You can contact her at lucydiamondb at yahoo dot com.