Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty books, including Look to Your Left: The Poetics of Spectacle (Akron Poetry Series, forthcoming in 2020) and DARK HORSE: Poems (C&R Press, 2018). Her work has been recognized with awards from Yaddo, the American Academy in Rome, the Whiting Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. Kristina currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Review of Books, a contributing writer at Publishers Weekly, and a freelance book critic at The New York Times Book Review.


An Introduction to Wayne Miller by Kristina Marie Darling

    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 […]


“To mirror-write again”: A Conversation with Amit Majmudar & Jane Zwart About Collaboration – Curated by Kristina Marie Darling

  Amit Majmudar is a novelist, poet, translator, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist. Majmudar’s latest books are Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary (Knopf, 2018) and the mythological novel Sitayana (Penguin Random House India, 2019). Jane Zwart teaches English at Calvin University, where she also co-directs the […]


“In a chapbook, every poem has great weight and responsibility”: A Conversation with Chaun Ballard & A Folio of New Poetry

Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Bernardino, California, Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, a Callaloo fellow, and a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Chaun Ballard’s chapbook, Flight, is the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and […]


“Confront them first, then sing them a lullaby”: A Conversation with Translator Jake Levine & A Folio of New Work

Jake Levine is an American translator, poet, and scholar. He received both his BA and MFA from the University of Arizona and is currently Abd in a PhD program in Comparative Literature at Seoul National University. He works as an assistant professor of creative writing at Keimyung University and as […]


“Rebellion flourishes in constraint”: A Conversation with Jane Wong & A Folio of New Poems – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Jane Wong‘s poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Poetry, and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, and Bread Loaf. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016) and […]


An Introduction to Noah Falck by Kristina Marie Darling

  Noah Falck is a singular voice in contemporary American poetry.  In a literary landscape filled with autobiographical writing, he offers an imaginative topography in which the self is made strange, with the memory of what once was familiar still lingering in the background.  “Endlessly scrolling your way through an […]


“‘To envision possibility on a larger scale’: A Conversation with Adeeba Shahid Talukder & a Folio of New Poems” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Adeeba Shahid Talukder is a Pakistani American poet, singer, and translator of Urdu and Persian poetry. She is the author of What Is Not Beautiful (Glass Poetry Press, 2018) and her book Shahr-e-jaanaan: The City of the Beloved, forthcoming through Tupelo Press, is a winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize.  […]