Featured on this website is a variety of selected written works, event listings, poetry reading dates and information about books. Some works have been published previously in my books - Land & Sea: Poetry Inspired by Art (paintings by artist, Irene Ruddock / 2007), The Red Drum (2008), Unsung Love Songs (2010) and The Lava Storyteller (2013). Other poems are in the process of being compiled for future collections.
Coming Soon! Living Nature's Moments: a conversation between poetry and photography by Cristina M. R. Norcross and Patricia Bashford
(pub date April, 2014 / Vox Novus Press)
In Living Nature’s Moments, Cristina M. R. Norcross and Patricia Bashford celebrate the theatre of nature’s display, as well as pay tribute to how moments of awe-inspiring beauty can nourish and nurture the soul. Contemplative verse, hidden narratives and innovative visuals invite the reader to create a new story, one that honors our relationship with the natural world.
My poetry chapbook, "The Lava Storyteller" (2013), by Red Mare Press, is now available to order as part of the Red Mare Chapbook Series.
To order The Lava Storyteller online from Red Mare click HERE. SOLD OUT
Read more about the inspiration for my new poetry collection HERE and on the Firkin News page.
The Lava Storyteller (2013)
by Cristina M. R. Norcross
(Back cover image)
This edition features a cover printed on Canford artist's paper, endpapers of Unryo-kozo/chiri rice paper, and binding of Italian cotton-blend fiber, with dancer's bells on the binding knot.
The first stanza of the first poem:
Island of clay, sand and earth –
liquid lava now silent.
You are the landof treesdripping mangoes
and goats clinging to cliffs.
Unsung Love Songs (2010)
UNSUNG LOVE SONGS celebrates the quiet, every day moments of love and how the recognition of this deep, abiding calmness can be the heart's biggest flourish of all. If you are fortunate enough to find true love and keep it, then it is the moments of constancy, humor and co-existing that make up an enduring partnership. (Available at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Lulu.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Bookstores may order this book directly through the major distributor, Ingram.)
"Sometimes there are no words, just moments. This is where happiness lives." ~ From the poem "No words" (Unsung Love Songs).
Watch a multi-media film featuring my poem, "Why I Love You," from the book Unsung Love Songs. This film was created by artist, Jennifer S. Peña, and provides the viewer with a voice recording of my poem, a musical background and images. Check it out by clicking HERE.
Listen Up & Tune In to The SpeakEasy Cafe Open Mic Poetry Show - "Sound of Ink"
If you love to write/hear poetry, check out The SpeakEasy Cafe's "Sound of Ink" Open Mic Poetry night on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday Night at 6pm Central Time / 7pm Eastern Time:
I am a regular guest on the show, so tune in!
"Wisconsin author Cristina M. R. Norcross writes about the sacred, every day moments that bring us joy, while reflecting on what makes the soul search for philosophical answers to modern living. Inspired by the beauty of landscapes, nature, visual art, music, parenthood, faith and the creative process itself, Ms. Norcross sheds light on why we need to strive for more out of life than just the external or temporal. The Red Drum has poems for every searching soul."THE RED DRUM (2008). The Red Drum is available for purchase on-line through Lulu.com and Amazon.com. Readers may browse through the first few poems and view the front and back cover.
Copyright 2008 by Cristina M. R. Norcross (ISBN-13: 978-0979673313)
THE 2ND EDITION OF LAND & SEA: **Special Note** - there are a limited number of copies remaining from the final print run of Land & Sea.
Land & Sea: Poetry Inspired by Art (2007)
Printed by Spectragraphic, Inc.
Copyright 2006, 2007 Paintings by Irene Ruddock
Copyright 2006, 2007 Poems by Cristina M. R. Norcross
Book Cover Design by Alyssa Irish of Irish Designs