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.


We have responsibilities to our stories: A Conversation with Writer & Artist Amalia Melis – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Amalia Melis was born and raised in New York. She is a freelance hard news/feature writer who has worked from New York and Athens, Greece.  She has published interviews with two Pulitzer Prize winning authors Michael Cunningham and Frank McCourt. She is an essayist and fiction writer as well. Her […]


Brand New Spacesuit: A Conversation with John Gallaher & A Folio of New Work – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

John Gallaher is the author of Brand New Spacesuit, which was recently launched from BOA Editions, Map of the Folded World (University of Akron Press, 2009) and The Little Book of Guesses (Four Way Books, 2007), which won the Levis Poetry Prize. He is an associate professor of English at Northwest […]


American Faith: A Conversation with Poet & Editor Maya Popa – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Maya C. Popa is the author of American Faith (Sarabande), 2020 recipient of the North American Book Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia. She is the Poetry Reviews Editor of Publishers Weekly and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is writing on the role of […]


‘A much-needed sense of joy’: A Conversation with Geoffrey Gatza about Writing, Publishing, and Fiction for Young Readers – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Geoffrey Gatza is an award winning editor, publisher and poet. He is the driving force behind BlazeVOX, a small press in Buffalo, NY and was named by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry. He is the author many books of poetry, including A Dog Lost in […]


“Creating subversive work empowers me”: A Conversation with Brenna Womer & a Folio of Poetry – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Brenna Womer is a prose writer, poet, and English Lecturer at Western Colorado University. She holds an MA in English from Missouri State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula. She is the author of the mixed-genre collection honeypot (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019) […]


An Experimental Formalist: A Conversation with Alan Michael Parker – Curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Alan Michael Parker is the author or editor of eighteen books: the novels Cry Uncle (2006),Whale Man (2011), The Committee on Town Happiness (2014), and Christmas in July (2018); and the books of poems Days Like Prose (1997), The Vandals (1999), Love Song with Motor Vehicles (2003), The Penates (2006), Elephants & Butterflies (2007), Ten Days (2010, with painter Herb Jackson), Long Division (2012), and The Ladder (2016). His next book of poems, […]


An Introduction to Emily Rosko by Kristina Marie Darling

    Emily Rosko is a rising star in contemporary poetry.  She has a gift for bridging the vast expanse that is often imagined between literature and philosophy.  Like the great modernist poets who came before her, particularly Mina Loy, H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore, Rosko proves that form […]