Carol A. Stephen is a Carleton Place poet, originally from Toronto, Ontario.
She has been an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets and of Canadian Authors Association, National Capital Region since 2006. She volunteers on the Executive of CAA-NCR as Vice-President, Regional Outreach and as Coordinator of the CAA Writers’ Circles. Carol also serves on the board of Arts Carleton Place.
Carol’s poetry has appeared in Bywords Quarterly Journal and in two collaborative chapbooks, Chromatic Beliefs and A Wall’s Sharp White published in 2011 by Tree Press/phaphours press. Her poems have received Honourable Mentions in Arborealis, a 2008 Ontario Poetry Society anthology, and in the CAA National Capital Writing Contests in 2008 and 2011. In 2012, she took the third place prize in that contest for her poem, Walking in Thomson’s Red Sumac. Also in 2012, her poem, The Walking-Off Place in the End-Tme was a finalist in the VERSeFest’s Poetry for the End of the World contest.
In September, 2011, Carol’s first chapbook of poems, Above the Hum of Yellow Jackets, was released by Bondi Press, Carleton Place.