From the first to the last page of The Embrace: Diego Rivera and
Frida Kahlo, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda captures and evokes the
spiritual richness and artistic quaking of Frida Kahlo and Diego
Rivera and their complicated, love-torn lives. With sumptuous
imagery, yet acute precision and detail, the book delves into the
artistic, marital and physical struggles of the artists, detailing
how Kahlo, who even as she was undergoing painful surgeries and
engaging her work, anguished about her husband Diego Rivera’s famous
infidelities. . . . With its kinetic energy and bold envisioning, The Embrace is a well-researched, supremely crafted and
perfectly executed narrative “embrace.”
––Shonda Buchanan, author of Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?
In RIVER COUNTRY, eastern
Virginia’s Tidewater region serves as a microcosm of pristine areas
undergoing radical changes detrimental to the environment. The
speaker of these poems, through her observations of the changing
character of the rural setting, recognizes a deep connection to
nature and the need to contribute to its survival.
Play excerpt at right narrated by the Author. Photos in video by
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda except where otherwise labeled. Video by
Kreiter-Foronda's April 2008 Interview
on the book with Talk-Show Host Neal Steele of XTRA 99.1 FM
"Each poem in Contrary Visions is like a painting
in an illuminated manuscript, marking not the passage of months, but
the progress of the soul toward harmony."
Gathering Light - (E-Book)
"Whether Kreiter-Foronda celebrates Van Gogh
offering a solitary coin to a beggar woman or a small child
panhandling 'Among the Ruins of Puca Pucara, Peru,' her poems are
imbued with language both beautiful and strong that consoles and
Death Comes Riding
This collection offers a new perspective on
spiritual growth. Set against a background of death, history and
myth, the poems range from free verse to dramatic monologues and
sonnets, with verse written so skillfully that the subtle rhyme
schemes elude us.
This chapbook is part of a GOLD Invitational
Series celebrating the award-winning poems of Carolyn
Kreiter-Foronda. As both a poet and painter, the author presents
twelve poems that focus on the infinite possibilities open to us
when we take time to look closely at an object or experience. In the
introduction, the author provides information about the genesis of
In A Certain Place
The poems in this anthology explore the theme of
place. This book is an appropriate gift for any occasion. Poets
included are Jean Bower, Gail Collins-Ranadive, Gabriele Glang,
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Mariquita MacManus, Judith McCombs, Fan
Ogilvie, Betty Parry, Cheryl Romney-Brown, Elisabeth Stevens,
Elizabeth Sullam, Charles Sullivan, Alice Marie Tarnowski, and Stacy
Tuthill. Introduction by Br. Rick Wilson, T.O.R. Franciscan.
Jacket photo courtesy of Robert E. Lackey
Virginia Poets Laureate: A Teaching Guide
The guide contains a history of the poet laureate appointment in
Virginia, as well as the poems presented at the
2004 Annual Poetry Festival of the Poetry Society of Virginia.
Included are biographies of the four featured laureates, and
commentaries on their work by other acclaimed Virginia
poets/educators: Roseann Runte, Jim Peterson, Cathryn Hankla,
and Henry Hart. Classroom exercises accompany each laureate’s
poems. The Poetry Society offers this teaching guide as a tool
to enrich poetry instruction in high schools, colleges, and
universities.Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and Edward W. Lull, Editors;
Illustration and Cover Design by Aileen Delgado.
(DVD also available)
poetry born of collaboration, poetry that reaches the universal from
distant points of planet earth. Six global partners, communicating
by e-mail, create poetry that is immediate, intimate, and modern,
carried in an ancient poetic form through the world’s newest means
of communication: the internet. While exploring the richness of
seasons, the book metaphorically visits incidents on the world
stage, such as climate change, the Arab Spring, and urban violence.
Dr. Joseph Heithaus, professor at DePauw University and author of
Poison Sonnets, calls the book “a collaboration of first merit.”
Seasons of Sharing includes French, Spanish, German, and
Japanese translations. Dr. Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, co-author, is
Poet Laureate Emerita of Virginia, 2006-2008.
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and
Joyce Brinkman with Catherine Aubelle, Flor Aguilera García,
Gabriele Glang, and Kae Morii
“Any advancement in society is made by someone thinking creatively.
And without creativity, there would be no advancements. Take
Einstein and his time and space. Or Picasso and his cubism.
It all interrelates."