Kristina Marie Darling


GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: REFLECTIONS ON READING PHILOSOPHY by Andrea Applebee   Recently updated !

My responsibility is to tell you the truth. – Dr. Christine Blasey Ford   I used to systematically read the comics each day after making myself and my sister lunch, but I’d over-think them. I liked to read collections of wise sayings and then try them out in imagined conversations […]


Here Then, Today by Laura Christensen & Christine Poreba   Recently updated !

Process Notes Laura Christiansen on Collaboration In my artwork, I paint on found portraits and snapshots, cancelling parts of images and conjuring new illusions– all of which are further recreated when combined with a poem. I invited Marjorie Thomsen and Christine Poreba to write in response to my work. These […]


To Float, To Breathe, To Hear (After John Cage) by Laura Christensen & Marjorie Thomsen   Recently updated !

Process Notes Laura Christensen on Collaboration In my artwork, I paint on found portraits and snapshots, cancelling parts of images and conjuring new illusions– all of which are further recreated when combined with a poem. I invited Marjorie Thomsen and Christine Poreba to write in response to my work. These […]


“‘The story starts in conversation’: An Interview with Beth McDermott & A Folio of New Poems” – curated by Virginia Konchan   Recently updated !

Beth McDermott is the author of a chapbook titled How to Leave a Farmhouse (Porkbelly Press, 2015). Her poetry, reviews and criticism appear or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Southern Humanities Review, American Book Review, Kenyon Review Online, and The Trumpeter. A graduate of the Program for Writers at UIC, she […]


An Introduction to Hadara Bar-Nadav by Kristina Marie Darling

    Hadara Bar-Nadav is a singular voice in contemporary poetry. Her work often speaks to the aesthetics of violence and violation, offering an incisive deconstruction of suffering — and the power structures that set it in motion —-through the nuances of writerly craft. Here, expertly conceived poetic lines exist […]