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The Shifting Line by Chelsea Rathburn, the 2005 Richard Wilbur Award recipient, is a remarkably wise and skillful debut. As Catherine Tufariello writes, "The poems in The Shifting Line compel us by their fascination with the precariously shifting boundary between love and aversion, belief and doubt, domesticity and danger." In sonnets, ballads, blank verse, and nonce forms ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by University of Evansville Press
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I am not typically fond of end rhyme poetry but Rathburn does it brilliantly and I know this is a collection to which I will return frequently for inspiration. For more:
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Chelsea Rathburn’s poetry collection A Raft of Grief was published in 2013 by Autumn House Press. Her first full-length collection of poetry, The Shifting Line, received the 2005 Richard Wilbur Award. She is also author of a limited-edition chapbook, Unused Lines, published by Aralia Press in 2003. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Ploughshares, New England Review, and Five ...more
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