Carol Dine is a poet, essayist, and college teacher
who lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. In addition to Orange Night she is the author of three books
of poetry, Trying to Understand the Lunar Eclipse (Erie Street, 1992),
Naming the Sky (Golden Quill, 1988) and Van Gogh in Poems
(Bitter Oleander Press, 2009). Her highly-regarded memoir in poetry and
prose, "Places in the Bone" (Rutgers University Press, 2005) explores the
redemptive power of art. Her work has appeared in The Bitter Oleander,
Salamander, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Journal, Blue Mesa
Review, and Puerto del Sol. In 2001, Carol received the Frances Locke
Memorial Poetry Award from The Bitter Oleander Press for a poem from her
series based on the art and letters of Vincent van Gogh.
public speaker on breast cancer, and a three-time survivor, Carol was
honored with the Sword of Hope Award for writing from the American
Cancer Society. Her poems and an essay "From the Front Line" are
included in Living on the Margins: Women Writers on Breast Cancer (Hilda Raz, ed., Persea, 1999), from which she read on National Public Radio.
Her essay "The Layers" appears in To Mend the World: Women Reflect on
9/11 (Marjorie Agosn, Betty Jean Craige, ed., White Pine Press, 2002).
"Light and Bone" in her poem series based on photographs of the Mummies of
Guanajuato, Mexico, was presented in a multi-media performance at the
Boston Conservatory Theatre by acclaimed choreographer Paula Josa-Jones.
Carol being honored at Suffolk University's Breast Cancer Awareness Day(Right)
Carol graduated from Wheaton College, received an M.S.
in Public Relations from Boston University, and worked for over a decade
as a PR consultant. Carol's literary awards include a grant from the Saint Botolph Club Foundation, the Money for Women/Barbara Deming
Memorial Fund, and the Barbara Bradley Award from the New England Poetry
Club. She has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the
Wurlitzer Foundation, Ragdale, the Millay Colony, and Virginia Center
for the Creative Arts.
She teaches writing at Massachusetts College of
Art & Design. She is a founder of the Writers' Room of Boston.