Betsy Sholl





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Betsy Sholl has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Rough Cradle (Alice James Books, 2009). Don't Explain won the 1997 Felix Pollak Prize from the University of Wisconsin, and her book The Red Line won the 1991 AWP Prize for Poetry. Her chapbooks include Pick A Card, winner of the Maine Chapbook Competition in 1991, and Betsy Sholl: Greatest Hits, 1974-2004, Pudding House Publications. She was a founding member of Alice James Books and published three collections with them: Changing Faces, Appalachian Winter and Rooms Overhead. Among her awards are a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, and two Maine Writer's Fellowships. Her work has been included in several anthologies, including Letters to America, Contemp ...more

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Rough Cradle

4.11 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2009
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Late Psalm

3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Otherwise Unseeable

4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Red Line

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Appalachian Winter

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Pick a Card

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1991
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Coastal Bop

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2001
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Rooms Overhead

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Changing Faces

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1974
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“Who says there's just one safe way to walk, one road properly lit, and the rest - all slippery water, unmarked?”
Betsy Sholl, Coastal Bop

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