Kristina Marie Darling


Deafness and Silence as Weapons of Resistance or Scapegoats?: On Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic

Fifteen years after Tupelo Press released his first collection of poetry, Ilya Kaminsky delivers a stunning interplay of poetic structures and voices in Deaf Republic. His latest work is a collective narrative recounting the events that follow the murder by soldiers of a local deaf boy. Told through multiple lenses […]


Fresh Confessions: On Leah Claire Kaminski’s Peninsular Scar

The chapbook Peninsular Scar, a short, intense collection containing several long poems, documents the imprints of a Florida upbringing. Kaminski, with the perspective that relocation allows, reverses the usual location of the body within landscape. Instead, she locates Florida landscapes and cultures within the body and within a dense, personal […]


Garden as Whiteboard: Emmalea Russo’s G

The world lives in a garden. Within it is found human intention and vegetative indifference; order and chaos; a portion of space, bounded by mental definition, inside which time unfolds, gathering matter into the forms of leaves and fruits, then breaking them back down into particles. In Emmalea Russo’s G, […]


Luck: A Conversation with Kelvin Christopher James & a New Story – Curated by Bronwyn Mills

Kelvin Christopher James is a Trinidadian-American who writes fables, short stories, and novels. Most recently we have received another of his absorbing short stories, “Luck,” and we have taken this time to offer both the tale and an brief e-interview with the author. I began by asking Kelvin how he […]