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Karin Gottshall

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Karin Gottshall grew up in Michigan. She earned a BA at Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA at Vermont College. Her first poetry collection, Crocus (2007), won the Poets Out Loud Prize and was published by Fordham University Press. Her poems introduce beautifully strange yet familiar worlds. She lives in Vermont and teaches at Middlebury College.

Crocus (Poets Out Loud) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823227310
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Published: Fordham University Press - April 15th, 2007


Aligned with the mechanism
whereby the spirit is borne aloft
through song comes again

the question: whether. And not soothed
so much as opened by the boy
soprano's Sanctus, what moves

in the mind as the throat constricts
in sympathy, one note peeled
from the last, fine as paper slipped

The River Won’t Hold You (OSU JOURNAL AWARD POETRY) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814251898
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Published: Ohio State University Press - December 10th, 2014

Haunting and haunted, The River Won’t Hold You interrogates loneliness and loss with quiet insistence.