About

Cristina Rizzuto HeadshotHi, I’m Cristina. A few words to describe me: writer, bibliophile, traveller, epicure, seeker. My first poetry collection, The Music Makers was published by Blaurock Press in 2012. Further writing has appeared in The Florentine; Lantern MagazineOttawa Arts Review; WattpadBest Ultra Short Poems, a poetry anthology published by the Ontario Poetry Society; Love, Anonymous, an anthology published by CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts); Dragnet Magazine; FEMMELDEHYDE; and shortlisted for a literary prize on CBC Canada Writes. I am honoured to have received the 2012 Mattia International Poetry Award, and the City of Vaughan RAVE Award – Rising Star in the Literary Arts. In 2014, I was awarded the opportunity to be a Writer-in-Residence at La Macina di San Cresci in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy. I have a passion for travel, cuisine, politics and global affairs, languages, and learning. I love to visit unique, interesting neighbourhoods, sample local flavours, and embrace different cultures. And I am always planning my next adventure…

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