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.

Frankenstein Is Alive! At The Morgan Library

What Novels We Read When We Write About Literature: A Syllabus (Part II)

A teacher offers the second part of her composition class reading list, paying close attention to writing in one of these novels, read cover to cover.

What We Read When We Write About Literature: A Syllabus (Part I)

A teacher offers her composition class reading list that includes books assigned every semester to put the focus on writing.

Your Ultimate Guide To Reading Amy Tan Books

Always wanted to read more of Amy Tan's work? Get started here with the best Amy Tan books, short stories, and some surprise music.


A reader on empathizing with and relating to DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY, a coming-of-age story about a young Persian-American by Adib Khorram.

Books For Lefties on International Left Handers Day

It's International Lefthanders' Day, and we're celebrating with books by and about lefthanders, and about lefthandedness.

Navigating Graphic Literature, Hockey-Style

A reader on navigating graphic literature with spacial issues, how hockey helped, comics about hockey, and more comics highlighted at Book Expo America.

15 Ways To Find Cheap College Textbooks

A huge cost for students every semester is book-buying. How about we find some cheap college textbooks to ease that financial burden? Here's how.

15 Poems That Mention Fathers in Non-Sentimental Non-Tragic Ways

Don't want to fill your Father's Day card with sorrow and tears? Check out these poems about fathers that won't make dad weep.

GO BECAUSE I LOVE YOU: Fatherhood in Poetry

On Jared Harél's debut poetry collection Go Because I Love You, and the many ways it examines fatherhood.

The Trailer for Gillian Flynn’s SHARP OBJECTS Is Here and It’s Magnificently Mysterious

Watch Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson in the trailer for Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects.

What Is a Poem?

What is a poem? We take a stab at answering this question with a breakdown of Ezra Pound's poem called “In A Station of the Metro”

Discovering Poetry Through Persona Poems

When confusion arises, we can instead wonder about the who instead of the what. Who’s the speaker? Does it matter?

Must-Read Poetic Voices from Split This Rock 2018

Split This Rock "celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change," and here are the must-read voices we heard at their 2018 event!

Turn of the Corkscrew: A Place for Books. (And Wine!)