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.

Your Guide To Blackout Poetry

Want to try your hand at poetry? Blackout poetry combines creativity and craftiness in fun ways. Here are examples and a guide to get started.

Your Guide To Ekphrastic Poetry (It’s Fantastic!)

From traditional ekphrastic poetry vibes to modern ekphrastic poets, this is your guide to the genre (and writing exercises to join it!).

5 Great Poems About Transportation

For National Poetry Month, explore the poetic moments that happen while going from one place to another with poems about transportation.

5 Great Poems About Clothing

Taking a look at some great poems about clothing--what it can mean and what it is worth--for this year's National Poetry Month.

5 Great Poems About Domesticity

For National Poetry Month, and spring cleaning season, take a look at some excellent poems about domesticity and the seemingly mundane.

Poems About The Weather to Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate it by reading these weather poems, from praise to condemnation for the wind and the rain.

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.