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 including
Cumberland Poetry Review, The Formalist, Orbis, and Rattapallax. Her chapbook, Diagrams of Bittersweet, was published by Somers Rocks Press in 1997. Her poetry collection, The Most Beautiful Room in the World, will be published by David Robert Books in early 2010.