BETSY SHOLL, currently Poet Laureate of Maine, has published seven books of poetry, most recently Rough Cradle (Alice James, 2009) and Late Psalm (Univ. of Wisconsin, ’04). Other books include Don’t Explain, winner of the Felix Pollak Award (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, ’97), and The Red Line, which won the 1991 AWP Prize for Poetry (Univ. of Pittsburgh, ’92). Three earlier collections of poetry came out with Alice James Books. A chapbook, Coastal Bop, came out with Oyster River Press in 2001. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, among them Field, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and The Missouri Review. In 1991 she won the Maine Arts Commission Chapbook Competition. She is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and two Maine Artists Fellowships. She has taught in the Writing Program at M.I.T. and currently teaches at the Univ. of Southern Maine.