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Cristina M. R. Norcross

From Wisconsin, USA

Cristina M. R. Norcross is the author of 5 poetry collections including, Land & Sea: Poetry Inspired by Art (2007), The Red Drum (2008, 2013), Unsung Love Songs (2010), The Lava Storyteller (2013) and Living Nature’s Moments: A Conversation Between Poetry and Photography (2014) with co-author, Patricia Bashford. Her works appear in print and online in North American and international journals, such as The Toronto Quarterly, Red Cedar, Verse Wisconsin, The Moon Magazine, Your Daily Poem, Lime Hawk, and The Nervous Breakdown. Featured in the BVAG show, ARTiculate (2011, 2012), Cristina’s work also appears in the anthologies, Contemporary Women’s Literature (2007), Verse & Vision (2011, 2012), Sounds of Solace (2013), A Touch of Saccharine (2014) and the Ariel Anthology (2014). She was the co-editor for the project One Vision: A Fusion of Art & Poetry in Lake Country (2009-11) and is currently one of the co-organizers of Random Acts of Poetry & Art Day. Cristina is also a contributing member of the Art Abandonment group. Cristina is the founding editor of, Blue Heron Review (, an online poetry journal. Find out more about this author at: Cristina’s poem, “The Red Drum,” inspired a short film by Marie Craven. Available to watch on Vimeo:

What inspires me?

The ocean, music, photography, dance, sculpture, painting, literature, nature, innovation, a fusion of the arts, connecting with oneness.

My best line

"In this moment and in every moment ~ you are complete."

Top 5 poets

  1. Pablo Neruda
  2. Rumi
  3. Hafiz
  4. William Wordsworth
  5. Emily Dickinson