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Author Bio - Cristina M. R. Norcross

Cristina M. R. Norcross lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two sons.  She is the founding editor of the online poetry journal, Blue Heron Review (est. 2013), and the co-founder of Random Acts of Poetry and Art Day (celebrated annually on February 20th, since 2012)).  Author of nine poetry collections, a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, and an Eric Hoffer Book Award nominee, her most recent book is The Sound of a Collective Pulse (Kelsay Books, 2021).  Cristina’s poems have been published widely in online and print journals including: The Lothlorien Poetry Journal, The Poet, Muddy River Poetry Review, Verse-Virtual, The Ekphrastic Review, Poetry Hall, Visual Verse, Silver Birch Press, and Pirene’s Fountain, among others.  She has also been published in numerous print anthologies. Cristina has helped organize community art and poetry projects, has led creative writing workshops, and has hosted many open mic readings.  She facilitates the online writing prompt group, Connection & Creativity in Challenging Times, on Facebook.  Cristina was featured in the Poem-A-Day series for the Academy of American Poets in 2021 (“Jellyfish Olympics”).  Most recently, you can find her work in the James Crews anthology, The Wonder of Small Things (Storey Publishing, 2023).  Her forthcoming book, The Poetry Apothecary, is due to be published by Kelsay Books (August, 2024).  

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The Sound of a Collective Pulse

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