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Online Poetry – Sparks in the Dark with Raphael Kosek

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Raphael Helena Kosek lives in and draws inspiration from the beautiful Hudson Valley where she lives with her husband and three cats. Her latest chapbook, Rough Grace, won the 2014 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition and her essay, “Meditations on the Common Life,” tied for first place in the 2016 Eastern Iowa Review’s Lyric Essay Contest. Her poetry won first place in the Bacopa Literary Review’s 2019 poetry contest, where her essay “Caregiver’s Journal: How to Survive or Not” won first place in 2016 and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the 2019 Dutchess County, New York Poet Laureate, and she teaches English at Marist College and Dutchess Community College where her students keep her real.