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.


An Introduction to Karla Kelsey by Kristina Marie Darling

    Karla Kelsey is an exciting voice in contemporary poetry. In many ways, her work reads as an extension of the Modernist tradition of feminist writers, who responded through poetic craft to the male philosophers of their particular historical moment. Like H.D.’s poetic revisions of Freud, Marianne Moore’s artistic […]


“The place where all of these fields and interests converge”: A Conversation with Mary Jo Bang and a Folio of New Poems, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems—including A Doll For Throwing, Louise in Love, The Bride of E, The Last Two Seconds, and Elegy, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award—and a translation of Dante’s Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher. She’s been the recipient of […]


“This goes back to vision”: A Conversation With Joshua Edwards of Canarium Books, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Joshua Edwards is the author of several books of poetry and Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa. He lives with his family in Chicago and Marfa, where he works in bookstores and co-edits Canarium Books.   Kristina Marie Darling:  The […]


“‘It’s all so strange, writing poems’: A Conversation with Michael Dickman,” curated by Kristina Marie Darling

    Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1975, Michael Dickman, his twin brother Matthew, and his younger sister were raised by their mother in the neighborhood of Lents. He received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Dickman’s first collection, The End […]


“Vulnerability, Traces, Roughness, Multiplicity”: A Conversation with Laurie Sheck, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Laurie Sheck’s most recent books are Island of the Mad and A  Monster’s Notes. Her recent essay-poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Granta and elsewhere.  She has been a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard, a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, and Distinguished Visiting  Writer at […]


An Introduction to Sasha Steensen by Kristina Marie Darling

    I’m delighted to introduce Sasha Steensen’s “Practicing in the Sleepingfields.” Before delving into the poem’s syntactic feats on the level of the sentence, it necessary to highlight Steensen’s daring use of form. The long poem is often invoked to account for the movement of history, whether it’s an […]


An Introduction to Jessica Garratt by Kristina Marie Darling

  It is an honor and a delight to introduce Jessica Garratt’s “April 15.”  I first encountered Ms. Garratt’s poetry as a reviewer at The Gettysburg Review, where I was assigned her prize-winning debut collection, Fire Pond.  I was immediately impressed by her dexterous and skillful orchestration of extended poem sequences, which read as […]