Christina M. Rau

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). In her non-writing life, she teaches yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions.

2020 Elgin Award Chapbook Winners and More Specpo in Small Doses

Catch up on the 2020 Elgin Award winners and some of the nominees, and find new speculative poetry to consume in small doses.

15 Of The Best Books For Teachers

These are the best books for teachers, including How We Learn by Stanislas Dahaene. Some show challenges; some argue for change; some offer good advice, and some are simply for laughs.

Admiration and Advice: 3 Books for Moms Who Return To Work

These books dig into the challenges, joys, and realities of mothers returning to work after giving birth, including The Working Mom’s Handbook by Ali Velez Alderfer.

Celebrate International Speculative Poetry Day With These 2020 Elgin Awards Winners

Explore the world of speculative poetry with the 2020 Elgin Awards Winners for Best Full-Length Poetry Collection.

Book Revue: A Bookstore For Everyone

Take a tour of an independent bookstore and community hub, Book Revue, the largest independent bookstore on Long Island.

4 Life Writing Books Infused With Nature

If you’re in love with flora and fauna, check out these life writing books about nature like Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, where personal stories and the natural world meet.

5 Books To Get Your Buddhism Through Poetry

Poetry is a natural way into Buddhism. Here are some great collections to get you started.

A Visit To Walt Whitman’s Birthplace

Poetry Out Loud 2020 Virtual Celebration

A Poetry Out Loud 2020 judge recaps this year's annual contest for high school students to recite poems, which went virtual this year.

Literary Reading Series Gone Virtual

More events are moving from physical spaces to online territory, including these great virtual reading series hosted by various literary communities.