Fences will not contain us




























"For my photograph “Fences Will Not Contain Us” I am trying to capture the energy of hope, courage, and the indomitable human spirit which cannot be contained by difficult circumstances or injustices.  When I saw this flower growing through the fence, it reminded me of the wildness and freedom of my grandmother’s garden.  I wanted to celebrate that sense of freedom and growth."


Cristina M. R. Norcross is the founding editor of the online poetry journal, Blue Heron Review (www.blueheronreview.com), and the author of 7 poetry collections.  Her most recent books include Amnesia and Awakenings (Local Gems Press, 2016), and Still Life Stories (Aldrich Press, 2016).  Her works have been published, or are forthcoming, in: The Toronto Quarterly, Red Cedar, The Avocet, Your Daily Poem, Lime Hawk, The Poetry Storehouse, Right Hand Pointing, and Pirene’s Fountain, among others.  Cristina’s work also appears in numerous print anthologies.  When not writing poetry, Cristina devotes time to fine art photography and creating handmade jewelry from stones and recycled materials. Cristina was the co-organizer of One Vision: A Fusion of Art and Poetry at the Oconomowoc Arts Center for 3 years.  Cristina is currently the co-founder of Random Acts of Poetry and Art Day.  Find out more about this poet at: www.cristinanorcross.com.

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