Christina M. Rau

Christina M. Rau (Poetry) | Long Island, NY

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Christina M. Rau is the author of the poetry chapbooks WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and For The Girls, I (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Founder of Poets In Nassau, a reading circuit on Long Island, NY, her poetry has appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and most recently in the journals Quail Bell Magazine, Fourth & Sycamore, and Yes, Poetry (as the featured Poet Of The Month). In her non-writing life, she practices yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions.


WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Poetry.
WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Poetry.
For the Girls, I (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Poetry.
For the Girls, I (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Poetry.

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In the shocked quiet following a break-up, Rau hooks a seismometer to the slow churn of recovery: she records the waking-breathing-moving, yes—but also planting, aiming, eating. Our speaker, like the ship’s anchor she describes, does triumph, “shows that settling in is not/ the same as wasting away.” Come for Rau’s stark, deafening winter; stay for her vibrant, glimmering spring.
—Amy King, author of I Want to Make You Safe, co-editor of the PEN Poetry Series, 2015 recipient of the Women’s National Book Association Award

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