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Steven Noble 2023

“In this sensuous debut poetry collection, Grenadine and Other Love Affairs, Carolyn Grace explores meaning through body, image, form, music, myth, and history—and always through language that ‘must stretch to convey / only the edge’ of the subject (‘Grenadine’). In Grace’s deft hands, stretch it does—stretch and infuse, suffuse, penetrate, undercut, probe, and play with meaning…To read these poems is to touch and taste and hold love deeply in body and soul, to celebrate love, unflinching and painful and joyful....Come, enter this magical, essential world. Let its music sound your depths, its precision sharpen your mind. Then prepare to leave changed, your self challenged and enlarged.”

Libby Falk Jones, Professor of English, Emerita, Berea College

WLXU 93.9 FM’s Kentucky Writers Roundtable

May 17, 2023

Carolyn Grace’s interview with Kentucky Writers Roundtable about her debut poetry book, Grenadine and Other Love Affairs. Thanks to Kevin Nance, Linda Bryant, and Jay McCoy for hosting Carolyn!


Steven Noble 2023


Carolyn Grace began writing poetry as a child, and has been completely in love with language ever since. Grace graduated from Berea College with an undergraduate degree in English composition and a minor in music performance. She went on to complete her MFA in creative writing through the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. Grace lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Grant, and their dog, Fitzwilliam, who appears to be aware that he is named after literary royalty and acts accordingly.

Grenadine and Other Love Affairs is her debut book of poetry.

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