The Red Drum: Selected and New Poems (Paperback)
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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. Reviews of The Red Drum: "The Red Drum is a heart-felt collection of poems written by a woman quite obviously in love with living. Cristina Norcross sets out to celebrate the joy of living in the presence of authentic moments, and these poems are just one way, I imagine, that she succeeds in doing this. As a reader, I go to poems in search of beautiful language, and light, and wisdom. And I found quite a few gems in The Red Drum." Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, author of: Befriending the Soul, Moonlight and Remembrance, What Holds Us, The Honey Sutras, and other titles. (www.ingridgoffmaidoff.com) "The Red Drum by Cristina M. R. Norcross is a testimony to the transformative power of words. Her masterful poems find joy and meaning in every day experiences through vivid language and imagery.
About the Author
Cristina M. R. Norcross is the author of Land & Sea: Poetry inspired by Art (2006, 2007), The Red Drum (2008, 2013), Unsung Love Songs (2010) and The Lava Storyteller (2013). Her works appear in North American and international journals, such as, The Toronto Quarterly, Red Cedar, The Nervous Breakdown and Your Daily Poem. 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) and Sounds of Solace (forthcoming). She was the co-editor for the project One Vision: a Fusion of Art and Poetry in Lake Country (2009-11) and is currently one of the co-organizers of Random Acts of Poetry and Art Day. To find out more, visit: www.firkinfiction.com.