(This collection offers a new perspective on spiritual gro...)
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. As in her previous books, the formal verse is written so skillfully that the subtle rhyme schemes elude us. In the first section of Death Comes Riding, Foronda welcomes readers to the enchanting world that opened up to her after she confronted death while still in her teens. She then explores lessons learned from a diverse cast of characters, contemporary and historical, some precariously close to death, others speaking from the grave. The book's final poem take us to the ethereal Andes and the gem-laden hills of Brazil, which hold the key to the author's quest.
("Kreiter-Foronda invites her readers to join in an artist...)
"Kreiter-Foronda invites her readers to join in an artistic family reunion, bringing together the visual and verbal expressions of creativity which are too often separated in contemporary culture. She 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
Bachelor, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1969; Master of Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1979; Master of Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1973; Doctor of Arts in Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1983, converted to a Ph.D. in 1995.
Specialist, English specialist, department chair Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools, 1969-2000. Adjunct professor George Mason University, Fairfax, 1985-1989. Writing consultant Northern Virginia Writing Project, Fairfax, since 1978.
Editorial board Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas Publications, Catonsville, Maryland, 1993-2001.
Member alumni board directors George Mason University, 1983-1988. Member of The Writers Center, American Pen Women, Rappahannock Art League, Poetry Society Virginia (director Poetry in the Schools program).
Married Patricio Foronda, 1991.