Cristina Norcross


Author's Bio

Cristina M. R. Norcross is the founding editor of the online poetry journal, Blue Heron Review, and the author of 8 poetry collections.  Her most recent books include Beauty in the Broken Places (Kelsay Books, 2019), Amnesia and Awakenings (Local Gems Press, 2016) and Still Life Stories (Aldrich Press, 2016). Her works have been published, or are forthcoming, in: The Toronto Quarterly, Visual Verse, Red Cedar, The Avocet, Your Daily Poem, Lime Hawk, The Poetry Storehouse, BrambleRight Hand Pointing, and Pirene’s Fountain, among others. Cristina’s work also appears in numerous print anthologies.  Cristina is the co-founder of Random Acts of Poetry and Art Day (a global, annual celebration on February 20th). She regularly hosts poetry open mic events and teaches creative writing workshops in Wisconsin. Find out more about this poet at:

Publications & Prizes

Beauty in the Broken Places (Aldrich Press, 2019)
Amnesia and Awakenings (Local Gems Press, 2016)
Still Life Stories (Aldrich Press, 2016)

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Italian American
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Rockville Center, NY
New York
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Sparta, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 21, 2019