Dr. Billie Tadros

Lecturer, English Department


Billie R. Tadros is a Lecturer in the Department of English at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is the author of two chapbooks, inter: burial places (Porkbelly Press, 2016) and Containers (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), and her first book of poems The Tree We Planted and Buried You In is forthcoming from Otis Books. Her poems have appeared or will appear in The Boiler, Bone Bouquet, The Collapsar, Entropy, Gigantic Sequins, Horse Less Review, Kindred, Menacing Hedge, No Tokens, pnk prl, Tupelo Quarterly, Wicked Alice, Word Riot, and others, and in the anthologies Bearers of Distance (Eastern Point Press, 2013), Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013), and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). A poet-scholar with research interests in illness and injury narratives and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, she is currently working on a narrative research project exploring the gendered implications of traumatic injuries to self-identified women runners, and seeking to articulate a feminist injury poetics.

Dr. Billie Tadros' Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., English and Creative Writing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing (Poetry), Sarah Lawrence College, 2012
  • B.A., Creative Writing, Susquehanna University, 2010
  • B.A., Music (Composition), Susquehanna University, 2010

Classes Taught

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist, Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry, 2017.
  • Robert and Bernice M. Webb Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching at the Advanced Level, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016.
  • Finalist, Anhinga Press Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, 2016.
  • Finalist, Backwaters Press Backwaters Prize, 2016.
  • Finalist, Bright Hill Press Full-length Poetry Book Contest, 2016.
  • Finalist, Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, 2016.
  • Finalist, Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Poetry Competition, 2016.
  • Finalist, Still House Press Poetry Contest, 2016.
  • Finalist, Fairy Tale Review Award in Poetry for “Myth of the phlegmatic temperament, or, the hack with it” and “Myth of the melancholic temperament, or, the anti-body,” 2016.
  • Dr. Shelley Anne Martin Award for Best Graduate Seminar Paper in English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015.
  • Second Runner-up, Wild Light Poetry Award, Los Angeles Review for “On Breaking; or, On Braking,” 2015.
  • Finalist, Gigantic Sequins 4th Annual Poetry Contest for “Acreage: theme and variations,” 2015.
  • Runner-up, Anhinga Press Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, 2014.
  • Dr. James H. Wilson and Paul T. Nolan Creative Writing Award in Drama, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014.
  • Top 20 Finalist, Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Prize for “Piecemeal,” 2013 (chosen by Ilya Kaminsky).
  • Timothy W. Adams Award for Creative Writing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2013.
  • Yellowwood Poetry Prize, Yalobusha Review for “Reactor,” 2012 (chosen by Sandra Beasley).


  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs
  • Midwestern Modern Language Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers
  • South Central Writing Centers Association