Carolyn Raphael is the proud grandmother of four grandsons and one granddaughter, all provided by her children, Melissa and David, and their spouses, Frank and Nina. She retired from the English Department of Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, after more than thirty years of teaching. Her chapbook, Diagrams of Bittersweet, was published by Somers Rocks Press in 1997, and her poetry collections are The Most Beautiful Room in the World (David Robert Books, 2010) and Dancing with Bare Feet (White Violet Press, 2016).
She lives in Great Neck, New York with her husband, Larry, with whom she enjoys music, museums, travel, and trying to keep up with the grandchildren.
Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 18, 2017)