Christina M. Brooks readsher poem “The Language of Corn”
during the 2011 
Hessler Street Fair Poetry Competition
at Mac’s Backs in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on 11 May 2011
(photography & editing by John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis)

Christina M. Brooks
 is a poet, writer, runeworker, card artist, Taoist, Buddhist, vegetarian. She is a native of Detroit, Michigan, who enjoys swordfighting, tennis and gardening and is a traveling poet. She can often be found at readings somewhere in Southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio. She has served as co-editor of the Mnemosyne online literary journal and recently founded Brooding Crow Press. You can find her work published at her Rune Warrior MySpace and in the City Poetry zine, the Deep Cleveland Junk Mail Oracle, Crisis Chronicles’ Fuck Poetry, Common Threads, the 2009 through 2011 Hessler Street Fair poetry anthologies and elsewhere.