Saturday, January 31, 2015

“Poets Laureate on Art and War” Event at Osbourn Park High School February 14

Former Poet Laureate of Virginia Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and former Daily Press Poet Laureate Bill Glose will present “Poets Laureate on Art and War” at Osbourn Park High School, 8909 Euclid Ave., Manassas, on Saturday, February 14, from 1 p.m. to 3: p.m.

Appealing to lovers of the arts, Kreiter-Foronda’s readings and presentation will come from her latest book, The Embrace, and focus on the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Glose will feature his current book, Half a Man, and focus on his life as a paratrooper and combat platoon leader in the Gulf War.
“Poets Laureate on Art and War” is free and open to the public and hosted by the Prince William County Poet Laureate Program.

  Bill Glose is a former paratrooper, Gulf War veteran, and author of the poetry collections Half a Man (FutureCycle Press, 2013) and The Human Touch (San Francisco Bay Press, 2007). For the past eleven years, he has been the Books Editor for Virginia Living. In 2011, Glose was named the Daily Press Poet Laureate. Other honors include the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Award and the Virginia Press Association First Place Award for Sports News Writing. Now a full-time writer, he undertakes intriguing pursuits—such as walking across Virginia and participating in a world-record-setting skinny dip event—and writes about them for magazines. His work has appeared in over 100 publications, including Army Times, The Writer, Narrative Magazine, and Southern California Review. His website includes a page of helpful information for writers.

 Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda served as Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2006-2008.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Mary Washington and a M.Ed., M.A. and a Ph.D. from George Mason University, where she received the university’s first doctorate and an Outstanding Academic Achievement and Service Award.  In 2007 both universities gave her the Alumna of the Year Award.  She has co-edited three anthologies and published seven books of poetry, including The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, winner of the 2014 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award from the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Her award-winning poems appear in numerous magazines, including Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Best of Literary Journals, Poet Lore and An Endless Skyway, an anthology of poems by U.S. State Poets Laureate.   Visit her website at  

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