My full length collection Always a Blue House is now available from Saddle Road Press. 



In the Poem an Ocean

Opal light
oblique shadow
surf sculpting
bit by bit
land newborn
waves rock
the shore
mother’s heartbeat
to soothe
cradle well being
words drop
from moon’s orbit
ready for the one
that will carry me
far out into

She writes with an eye for the detail that suggests the feel of a place, and with a heart open to the world
— Charlotte Muse – A Story Also Grows
Rizzo’s work helps fill in the ‘spaces between words’ that she never stops noticing. And we keep being gently surprised
— Murial Karr – Toward Dawn
Vivid and evocative…tinged by inevitable regret but ultimately rejoicing…
— Anne Whitehouse -- Bear in Mind