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Carolyn Raphael retired from the English Department at Queens-borough Community College, CUNY, after more than thirty years of teaching. Her poems have appeared in journals including The Lyric, Measure, Blue Unicorn, Long Island Quarterly, and on the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies website for the American Arts Quarterly, where her poem, “Honorable Mention,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry collection, The Most Beautiful Room in the World, was published by David Robert Books in 2010, and her second collection, Dancing with Bare Feet, was published by Kelsay Books in 2016. A new chapbook, Grandma Poems—Not Too Sweet, was just published by Kelsay Books in October, 2017.
 
She is the proud grandmother of four boys and one girl. After retiring from teaching college English, she began to publish poetry that mirrored her interests in music, art, aging, and family. Her fourth book of poetry, Grandma Poems—Not Too Sweet, explores the pleasures and problems of being a grandmother in today’s world.

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