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.


“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.  […]


An Introduction to Karla Kelsey by Kristina Marie Darling

  Karla Kelsey is like no other writer working today.  In her gorgeously lyrical, gratifyingly dense hybrid texts, she uses what seem at first like small stylistic decisions to make startling and necessary philosophical claims.  In many ways, Kelsey’s work responds to a glaring disparity between style and content in […]


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 […]


“‘To take control of my own narrative and history’: A Conversation with Rajiv Mohabir & a Folio of New Poems” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press 2017, winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize; Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention 2018) and The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books 2016, winner of the Four Way Books Intro to Poetry Prize, Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry […]