About Beatriz Gartler

          Beatriz Badikian-Gartler was born and reared in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in the Chicago area for over forty years.  Badikian-Gartler holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaches at various institutions of higher learning, including Northwestern University, Loyola University, Roosevelt University, and others.  Her essays, poems, and stories have been published in numerous journals, anthologies, and newspapers in the United States and abroad.  She is a popular performer in the Chicago area and lectures often on women's issues, art, and literature.  In 2000 Badikian was selected as one of the One-Hundred Women Who Make a Difference in Chicago by Today's Woman magazine.  She is an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar and a frequent Newberry Library instructor.  Her second full length collection, Mapmaker Revisited: New and Selected Poems, was published in 1999 from Gladsome Books in Chicago.  Her first novel Old Gloves – A 20th Century Saga was published in 2005 by Fractal Edge Press in Chicago.  For more information take a look at her website: www.bbgartler.com.

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