Kristina Marie Darling

“Built a Fire, Did a Little Magic”: A Micro-(inter)-view with Timothy Donnelly – curated by Lisa Olstein   Recently updated !

Timothy Donnelly is the author of The Problem of the Many (Wave Books, 2019), The Cloud Corporation (Wave Books, 2010), which won the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003). His chapbook Hymn to Life was recently published by Factory Hollow […]

Homage to Mirta Rosenberg – Curated & Introduced by Jesse Lee Kercheval   Recently updated !

  In June, I received the sad news that the wonderful Argentinian poet Mirta Rosenberg was very ill. I had just been at the Banff Literary Translation Centre in Canada with Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, her former student and co-author with her of the book Bichos. He sent a message that he […]

“States of flailing and difficulty”: A Conversation with Prageeta Sharma about Writing and Grieving – curated by Cassandra Cleghorn   Recently updated !

Prageeta Sharma is the author of the poetry collections Grief Sequence (Wave Books, 2019), Undergloom (Fence Books, 2013), Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004), which won the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize, and Bliss to Fill (Subpress, 2000). She is the founder of the conference Thinking Its Presence: […]

from Revolution of the Scavengers by Henneh Kyereh Kwaku   Recently updated !

      Henneh Kyereh Kwaku has poems, micro-prose and essays published or forthcoming in New South Journal, Three Drops Press, Ghana Writes, Lunaris Review, Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, Agbowó and elsewhere. His chapbook Revolution of the Scavengers is coming out next year in the boxset New-Generation African Poets, published […]

A Vehement Rejoinder: An Interview with Conor Bracken – conducted by Zach Savich   Recently updated !

  Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine (1941-1995) was an Amazigh Moroccan poet and writer and the co-founder of the avant-garde journal Souffles. The Cleveland State University Poetry Center has recently released his 1969 collection Soleil arachnide as Scorpionic Sun, in Conor Bracken’s translation. In his foreword, Pierre Joris connects Khaïr-Eddine to “a constellation […]

An Introduction to Wayne Miller by Kristina Marie Darling   Recently updated !

    Wayne Miller’s associative and elliptical narratives suggest that consciousness itself is fragmentary, that memory represents only our efforts to lend a sense of continuity to a gorgeously fractured experience of the world around us.  “We were together / in that daze of arrival,” he writes, evoking the uncanniness inherent […]

An Introduction to Erin Elizabeth Smith by Claudia Cortese   Recently updated !

      Erin Elizabeth Smith’s “Like the Wolf / Deployment Day 220” brims with allusions to pop culture, fable, and fairy tale. Immediately, readers see Duran Duran’s synthpop hit of the 80s, “Hungry Like the Wolf,” referenced in the title. Then, as we read the poem, we hear echoes […]