Carolyn Clark was born and raised in Ithaca, NY but periodically lived abroad in Italy, Switzerland and France. At Cornell she studied poetry with Archie Ammons, earned a B.A. in Classical Civilization (’79), and later completed her M.A. (Brown, ’83) and Ph.D. in Classics (Johns Hopkins, ’98), her thesis on a Roman poet (Tibullus Illustrated: Lares, Genius and Sacred Landscapes). While raising family in Montgomery County, Maryland, she spent 15 years teaching Classics-related courses, Latin, French, Mythology for Writers. She now enjoys living with her husband and writing in the Finger Lakes.
Her latest publication is New Found Land, a poetry collection that explores themes of resilience, self-acceptance, and how to achieve both through wandering.