Betsy Sholl

Betsy Sholl’s ninth collection is House of Sparrows: New & Selected Poems (University of Wisconsin, 2019).Her 10th collection, “As If a Song Could Save You,” will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in fall of 2022. She teaches in the MFA Program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

  • Dear— and On Misreading a Line by Mario de Andrade

    Scorch splinter shard and itch  Dear glitch
  • Cardinal

    The drill of its song    the whoop whoop whoop
  • Stammer  (2 pp)

    Was I hatched from an egg, fostered by birds
  • The Cocoon, I Started Slowly & Morning’s Only Yellow

    Visiting my cousin’s church I found
  • Whatever Alights

    A zillion yeses to the titmice at my feeder,
  • Hurdy Gurdy

    Like a grumbler who claims a five year old
  • Classmate

    I was at the beach talking with someone else