September 20, 2007 Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda served as Virginia’s Poet Laureate 2006-2008. She is a poet, painter, sculptor, and lifelong educator. Her publications include four books of verse, articles on writing, and book chapters on poetry and thinking skills.
Her poetry honors include three Pushcart Prize nominations, an Edgar Allan Poe first place award, and three Artist-in-Education grants and one Arts-on-the-Road grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
In 1992, she was named a Virginia Cultural Laureate for her contributions in the field of American Literature.