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 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 […]

“‘Forging a new kind of womanhood’: A Conversation with Leah Umansky & A Folio of Poems” – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Leah Umansky is the author of The Barbarous Century (Eyewear 2018), among others. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and is the curator and host of The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as POETRY, Guernica, The […]

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 […]