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All Things Maine

Friday, April 21, 2006

Poet Laureate Named

Betsy Sholl of Portland has been officially installed as Maine's new poet laureate. Sholl is an assistant professor of English at USM. She's been reading at several Maine locations this month in celebration of National Poetry Month, winding up this afternoon at four at Houlton's Higher Education Center.
Sholl, who grew up in New Jersey, is the author of numerous award-winning books including "The Red Line," winner of the 1991 Associated Writing Programs Award for Poetry, and "Don't Explain," winner of the 1997 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Field, the Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review and Ploughshares, among other journals. Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including "Letters to America," "Contemporary American Poetry on Race" and "Boomer Girls." [Link]
Here are links to a few of her poems online:
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