Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Betsy Sholl

Betsy Sholl served as Poet Laureate of Maine from 2006 to 2011.  Her eighth collection of poetry, Otherwise Unseeable, winner of the Four Lakes Poetry Prize, was just published by the University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.   Previous books include Rough Cradle (Alice James Books), Late Psalm, Don't Explain (both from the University of Wisconsin Press), and The Red Line (University of Pittsburgh Press).  Her awards include the AWP Prize for Poetry, the Felix Pollak Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and two Maine Individual Artists Grants.  She’s been a visiting poet at the University of Pittsburgh and Bucknell University, and has read recently at Creighton University, the University of Virginia (Wise), and Holy Cross.  She was one of the founding members of Alice James Books.   Recent poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Image, Field, Brilliant Corners, The Massachusetts Review, Best American Poetry, 2009, Best Spiritual Writing, 2012.  She has taught in a variety of places from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to elementary schools and prisons.  Until recently she taught at the University of Southern Maine, and currently teaches in the MFA Program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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