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.


“‘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 […]


“‘Poetry has a way of collapsing distance’: A Conversation with Maya Pindyck,” Curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Maya Pindyck is an interdisciplinary artist/poet, educator, and scholar. Her latest poetry collection, Emoticoncert, was published by Four Way Books in 2016. She is also the author of Friend Among Stones, winner of the Many Voices Project Award (New Rivers Press), and Locket, Master, selected for a Poetry Society of […]


“‘All my conceptions are misconceptions’: A Conversation with Joshua Marie Wilkinson,” curated by Kristina Marie Darling “

Joshua Marie Wilkinson grew up in Seattle and lives in Tucson. He’s written a book called Meadow Slasher (Black Ocean 2017) and some others, too. With Lisa Wells,he runs a press called Letter Machine Editions and a journal called The Volta. He teaches creative writing, literature, and film at the […]


‘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 […]