Christina M. Rau

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

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Christina M. Rau is the author of the sci-fi fem poetry collection, Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017), and the chapbooks WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and For The Girls, I (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her poetry has also appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and in various literary journals both online and in print. She is the founder of the Long Island reading circuit, Poets In Nassau, and has read and run workshops for various community groups nationwide. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Nassau Community College where she also serves as Poetry Editor for The Nassau Review. She tweets on Twitter, pins on Pinterest, reposts on Tumblr, reviews on Goodreads, updates on Facebook, regrams on Instagram, and does whatever one does on Snapchat. In her non-writing life, she teaches yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions. Find her links on


Liberating the Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017), Poetry.


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.

Press & Reviews

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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