The newest book of poetry from Virginia's acclaimed Poet Laureate, 2006-2008. In Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda’s recently published poetry collection, River Country, eastern Virginia’s Tidewater region serves as a microcosm of pristine areas undergoing radical changes detrimental to the environment. The speaker of these poems, through her observations of the changing character of the rural setting, recognizes a deep connection to nature and the need to contribute to its survival.
“Graceful and honest in its ‘need to leave something nourishing behind,’ River Country showcases Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda’s precise eye, keen ear, and fertile imagination. Nothing in the natural world is lost in this carefully made volume, each poem conveying a ‘translucent, pensive truth.’”