Kristina Moriconi is a poet and essayist. She is the author
of the chapbook, No Such Place (Finishing Line Press,
2013), and her work has appeared most recently in Blood
Lotus, Under the Sun, and Crab Creek Review.
She is the 2014 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Poet Laureate
and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize.
She earned her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop in
Tacoma, Washington and lives and teaches now in suburban
from 2014 MCPL Celebrity Judge J.C. Todd:
the haunting poems of Kristina Moriconi, those common
objectsparing knives, floating leaves, the tangle
of hair in a drainand map-quest locationsSouth
Komodo, Hunters Lane, Coopers Rockthat seem to anchor
the known world become markers of absence and loss. With
lyric immediacy and quiet, yet uncanny images, the poet
contemplates the mysteries of what can't be resolveddementia,
bodily trauma, the death of parents, love that constrictsas
a way to imagine how to learn to live without
These poems are thin places, locations where the visible
and invisible worlds open into each other, where certainty
erodes and possibility emerges from letting go."