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©Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda (Originally published in Contrary Visions (Scripta Humanistica, 1988)
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda served as Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2006-2008. She has co-edited three anthologies and published seven books of poetry, including The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, winner of the Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award. She has won numerous awards, including a Virginia Cultural Laureate Award, the Ellen Anderson Award, multiple first place awards from the Chesapeake Bay Branch of the NLAPW, a resolution of appreciation from the Virginia Board of Education for her service as poet laureate, an Edgar Allan Poe Poetry Award, and six Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poems appear throughout the United States and abroad in such journals as Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Best of Literary Journals, Poet Lore, and World Poetry Yearbook. Two of her poems, along with those of other Virginia poets laureate, are featured in art installations at the McLean Metro Station in Northern Virginia.