Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of seventeen books, which include Melancholia (An Essay) (Ravenna Press, 2012), Petrarchan (BlazeVOX Books, 2013), and a forthcoming hybrid genre collection called Fortress (Sundress Publications, 2014). Her awards include fellowships from Yaddo, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, as well as grants from the Kittredge Fund and the Elizabeth George Foundation. She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Poetics at S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo.


‘Appropriating the name of Greek women warriors’: A Conversation with Denise Duhamel, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

    Denise Duhamel’s most recent book of poetry is Scald (Pittsburgh, 2017). Blowout (Pittsburgh, 2013) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other titles include Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009); Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005); Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001); The Star-Spangled […]


‘An Archive of Confessions’: A Conversation with Joshua Clover, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

    Joshua Clover is author of six books including poetry, cultural history, and political theory; he’s been translated into ten languages. His most recent books are the poetry collection Red Epic (Commune Editions 2015) and Riot.Strike.Riot: The New Era of Uprisings (Verso 2016), a political economy of insurrection and […]


“Daughters live in places the men cannot access”: A Conversation with Lindsey Drager, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

    Lindsey Drager is the author of The Lost Daughter Collective (Dzanc, forthcoming 2017) and The Sorrow Proper (Dzanc, 2015), winner of the 2016 Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Award and recipient of Silver in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction. She is an […]


“The beginning of a darkness that descends”: A Conversation with Matthew Rohrer, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Matthew Rohrer is the author of several books of poems, including Surrounded By Friends and the forthcoming novel-in-verse The Others, both published by Wave Books. In November 2016, I had a chance to ask Matthew a few questions about experiments with received forms, improvisation, and collaborative texts.   Kristina Marie […]


An Introduction to Henk Rossouw by Kristina Marie Darling

    Henk Rossouw’s Xamissa is unlike any other literary work I’ve encountered before. Moving gracefully between prose poems, lyric fragments, typography, and gorgeously rendered handwritten passages, Rossouw offers a text that is gratifying in its rich textures, its intricate layering, and its vibrant soundscapes. Beautifully fractured and purposefully elusive, […]


An Introduction to Kathleen Peirce by Kristina Marie Darling

    It is an honor and a delight to introduce these new poems by Kathleen Peirce. I’ve long admired her body of work for its gratifying denseness and complexity, which inevitably becomes an invitation to the reader. In each poem, we transition among an impressive multiplicity of conceptual vantage […]