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.

A 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.