The Red Line

The Red Line Winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Poetry

  • Title: The Red Line
  • Author: Betsy Sholl
  • ISBN: 9780822937227
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Winner of the 1991 Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Poetry

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    1. Sholl’s poems are lyrical narratives, snippets of aspects of life many would prefer not to acknowledge. She captures scenarios and moments, then explodes them with her masterful use of metaphor. Most of the poems in this collection are long, filling the page, often going into two pages. The lines are also long, which slows the reader, making the experience more contemplative. Sholl’s descriptions are rich and tight. People are prominent throughout the book. I stare at the blue linoleum while [...]

    2. Wow! What a delight to reacquaint myself with Sholl's poetry. Her work is hard, honest, movingly detailed about the more confusing and often seamy side of our relationships. What really impressed me is her ability to make me want to write more honestly and openly. Good, good work.

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