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 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 […]

Magical Thinking: A Conversation with Michael Martone by Kristina Marie Darling

    Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he learned at a very early age, about flight. His mother, a high school English teacher, read to him of the adventures of Daedalus and Icarus from the book Mythology written by Edith Hamilton, who was born in Dresden, […]

Poetry, Compassion, & the Archive: A Conversation with Millicent Borges Accardi by Kristina Marie Darling

    Millicent Borges Accardi is the author of four books of poetry: Injuring Eternity, Woman on a Shaky Bridge, Practical Love Poems, and most recently, Only More So, which was released by Salmon Poetry in 2016. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, […]

An Introduction to Denise Duhamel & Maureen Seaton by Kristina Marie Darling

    Recent years have seen an increased interest in collaboration within the poetry community, resulting in projects as diverse as Carol Guess & Kelly Magee’s excursions into magical realism in With Animal, Joshua Beckman & Matthew Rohrer’s wonderful experiments in live improvisation, and Jeannie Hoag & Kyle McCord’s fractured […]

“The Etiolating Stars”: On Sorrow, Sentiment, & the Sublime in Donna Stonecipher’s Poetry

    Elaine Scarry once noted that there are “many errors made about beauty.” We tend to forget that it is not an innately embodied quality, the kind of faultlessness that could be described as fact. Any statement about beauty is a willfully made thing, a gathering of the images, […]


All too often, poets insist on claiming complete ownership over the texts they create. This kind of proprietary gesture is somewhat surprising, given the artistic tradition we have inherited. Literary practitioners since Homer’s time have envisioned poetic voice as an alterity that speaks through the individual, and for this reason, […]

Foreign Correspondent by Joanna Howard

Joanna Howard’s innovative hybrid collection, Foreign Correspondent, has often been described as an engagement with Alfred Hitchcock’s film by the same name. Readers will discover, however, that the book is much more, offering incisive discussions of collaborative practice, the postmodern self, and the nature of conscious experience. Presented as a correspondence […]