Cristina Rizzuto is the author of a poetry collection, The Music Makers (Blaurock Press, 2012). Her writing has appeared in the Ottawa Literary Review; Dragnet Magazine; Best Ultra Short Poems, a Canadian poetry anthology published by the Ontario Poetry Society; and shortlisted for a literary prize on CBC Canada Writes. She is the recipient of the 2012 Mattia International Poetry Award and the 2012 City of Vaughan RAVE Award in the Literary Arts. She serves on the Board of Directors for the La Rocca Memorial Society, and is a member of CWILA and the AICW. Cristina is currently a Writer-in-Residence at La Macina di San Cresci in Tuscany, Italy.