House Press Releases:
by Poet and Artist, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
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From Bolivia to
Kenya to Perú; from Kilimanjaro to suburbia to Machu Picchu, nothing and
no one escapes the powerful word-sculpturing of Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
in Gathering Light: a child begging for a pen to use in school
in Puca Pucara, Vincent Van Gogh making the miracle of turning a branch
into a shepherd, Georgia O’Keeffe reminding us that to be able to see,
like making a friend, takes time. There is so much silence in these
poems, and yet every line has a voice of its own which Carolyn turns
into color, song, dance, or smile. After turning the last page of this
magic text, the reader feels like bringing his own aged word, naked eye,
and wide-open ear and read aloud all over again this fascinating feast
for the senses.
—Rei Berroa, George Mason University
The poet has an
almost magical ability to become fully immersed in another artist’s
personal vision, transforming distant fragments of art history into
moments of intense awareness.
—Donna McKee, Artist and Museum Educator
I can think of
no better sanctuary lamp than these faithful and inviting poems.
—Br. Rick Wilson, T.O.R. Franciscan
When it comes to
poetry, she is the picture of passion.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
home is filled with artwork, much of it hers, some of artists she
admires—and scattered throughout are little paper mache and wire
sculptures that she made.
Woodward, VFH Radio Interview
These poems are
sharply observed, each word and image doing its duty to each line and
stanza, a verbal gift that calls to mind the fastidious Elizabeth