Art of the Contemporary Sonnet with Carolyn Raphael and Edmund Miller

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
12:30 pm – 1:45 pmSteinberg Museum (Hillwood Commons – LIU Post)

Carolyn Raphael is retired from the English Department at Queensborough Community College (CUNY). Her poetry often explores contemporary expressions in traditional forms, including the sonnet. Her work has appeared in many magazines and she has published two books of poetry, The  Most Beautiful Room in the World (2010) and Dancing with Bare Feet (2015).

Edmund Miller is a distinguished member of the LIU Post English Department. His
scholarship in seventeenth-century British literature is highly regarded. He has
published several books of poetry, including The Go-Go Boy Sonnets: Men of the New  
York Club Scene. Recent books include an annotated edition of a late 19th- century
collection of short stories called “Stories Toto Told Me” by Frederick Rolfe (Baron
Corvo) and the poetry chapbooks A Rider of Currents, Mutton-Chop Laughter, and
Eye Brushes. Recently he has been writing plays and performing staged readings of “The Greeks Have a Word” (in the style of a Greek satyr play) and “Changing
Horses” (in blank verse).

Additionally, The Poetry Center sonnet contest winners will be announced.


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