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Chelsea Rathburn

Chelsea Rathburn is author of the poetry collections A Raft of Grief (Autumn House, 2013) and The Shifting Line (Evansville, 2005), winner of the Richard Wilbur Award. Winner of an NEA poetry fellowship, she teaches at Young Harris College, where she directs the creative-writing program.


Introduction to Statistics

Winter 2016 | Poetry

Suppose we surprised him coming off the path
into the patch of pines and saw palmettos,
two girls with our child-sized bikes. Suppose
he had a reason to chase us back to the path,
his pale face flushed with—what? Desire? Wrath?