Portland poet to read from her work

Portland poet Betsy Sholl will read from her poetry Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Sholl, who teaches at the University of Southern Maine and Vermont College, has published five collections of poetry, including her most recent volume, Don’t Explain (1997), selected as the winner of the 1997 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin Press. Her collection The Red Line (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992) won the 1991 Associated Writing Programs Award for Poetry. Sholl’s other books include Changing Faces, Appalachian Winter and Rooms Overhead.

Sholl’s reading is part of a series of poetry readings sponsored by the English department at Bates. The next reading will feature poet Sonia Sanchez in the Seventh Annual Writer’s Harvest Reading Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge.

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