Kristina Moriconi is a poet and essayist. She received her
MFA in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University's
Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington. Her work
has appeared most recently in Cobalt Review, The Schuylkill
Valley Journal, Prick of the Spindle, Blue Heron Review
and is forthcoming in Blood Lotus and Fox Chase
Review. She is the author of a chapbook, No Such
Place (Finishing Line Press, 2013).
teaches writing workshops at Musehouse and in various local
schools and libraries, and she is the director of the Arthur
Krasnow Poets and Poetry Reading Series at Elkins Park Library.
She lives in Jenkintown with her husband and two daughters.
Statement 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."