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 lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches at the University of Southern Maine and in the M.F.A. Program of Vermont College. She served as the Maine Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2011.