Chelsea Rathburn

Young Harris

Chelsea Rathburn is author of two full-length poetry collections, A Raft of Grief, and The Shifting Line, winner of the 2005 Richard Wilbur Award, as well as a poetry chapbook, Unused Lines. Her poems have appeared in The AtlanticPoetryThe New RepublicThe Threepenny ReviewPloughshares, and New England Review, and her prose has appeared in Creative Nonfiction. In 2009, she received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Miami, Florida, Chelsea now lives in Young Harris, Georgia, with her husband, the poet James Davis May, and their daughter. She directs the creative writing program at Young Harris College. Read more about her at