Carolyn Raphael retired from the English Department at Queensborough Community College, CUNY, after more than thirty years of teaching. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Blue Unicorn, Mezzo Cammin, Oberon, and Verse Daily. Seven of her poems were translated into Italian by Luigi Bonafini and edited by Michael Palma for the Journal of Italian Translation, Spring, 2019.
Her chapbook Diagrams of Bittersweet was published by Somers Rock Press in 1997, and her poetry collection The Most Beautiful Room in the World was published by David Robert Books in 2010. Her collection Dancing with Bare Feet was published by Kelsay Books/White Violet Press in 2016, and her chapbook Grandma Poems—Not Too Sweet was published by Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press in 2017.
Carolyn Raphael is the poetry coordinator of Great Neck Plaza in Great Neck, New York. She created “Poetry in the Plaza,” which places a poem each month on local bulletin boards and on the village website. She also coordinates the annual Great Neck Plaza Poetry Contest.
Paperback: 84 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (March 3, 2023)