Though born Carol Mae Ray in Miami, Florida, and, though I still love the sight of green fronds waving in a breeze against an azure sky, I am a transplanted New Englander now. I live a busy retired life in Rhode Island under the name Carol Anderheggen.
My latest poetry accomplishments are the publication of two poetry chapbooks: Writing Down Cancer and Born-Child both published by Finishing Line Press.
In addition to writing (and sometimes being published in regional journals here in the Northeast) I am an active American Red Cross volunteer.
You might wonder what a poet is doing for the Red Cross—I enlist my “left brain” computer talents in helping to install and support technology on their responses. And, yes, I was in NYC on September 13th, 2001 and worked my heart out for two months. (For more information on the Red Cross check out http://www.redcross.org)
My spiritual home for my poetic self is The Frost Place, Franconia, NH where I worked on the staff of The Frost Festival of Poetry for many summers. If you are a poet looking for an authentic learning and writing experience consider applying to The Festival at http://www.frostplace.org. If you are fortunate enough to be accepted you will never regret it!
My second poetry home is being a member of and webmaster for Ocean State Poets, a Rhode Island group of poets dedicated to bringing poetry to many different venues . We work in prisons, senior centers, assisted living facilities, schools , libraries to name just a few of our venues. We are found on the web at www.oceanstatepoets.org.
Help yourself to my poetry. Please give me credit if you want to print it out and share it—that is all I ask. If you would like to communicate with me about the poetry, the Red Cross, New England, or cats please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy and come back in a year. I may have posted some new poems!