Kristina Moriconi

Critique and Commentary

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, Prick of the Spindle, and Blue Heron Review. She is the author of a chapbook, No Such Place (Finishing Line Press, 2013), the director of the Arthur Krasnow Poets and Poetry Reading Series at Elkins Park Library, and the 2014 Montgomery County Poet Laureate.

Artistic Statement
It is always my intention to write from the places where things intersect: art and language, light and darkness, prose and poetry, the past and the present. I am interested in the energy that dwells there, all the possibility that petals out from those dynamic places.

As both a visual artist and a writer, I am drawn to the idea of shape; how, no matter the medium—prose or paint, poem or pencil—form emerges from the raw material of the mind. I savor each step in the creative process.