Betsy Sholl

is the current Poet Laureate of Maine.  She has published seven books of poetry, most recently Rough Cradle (Alice James, 2009) and Late Psalm (University of Wisconsin, 2004).  Other books include Don’t Explain, winner of the Felix Pollak Award (University of Wisconsin Press, 1997), and The Red Line, which won the 1991 AWP Prize for Poetry (University of Pittsburgh, 1992).  Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including, Field, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and The Missouri Review.  She is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and two Maine Artists Fellowships.