Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over 20 collections of poetry and hybrid prose, which include Petrarchan (2013), X Marks The Dress (2013, with Carol Guess), Fortress (2014), The Sun & the Moon (2014), Ghost / Landscape (2016, with John Gallaher), and Dark Horse (2017), forthcoming from C & R Press. Kristina is active as a literary critic, with reviews and essays appearing in such magazines as Gettysburg Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, and New Letters. Kristina holds degrees in English literature and American Culture Studies from Washington University, as well as an MA in philosophy from the University of Missouri. She is currently working toward both an MFA in poetry at New York University and a PhD in English literature at S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo, where she was awarded a Presidential Fellowship and a Gender Institute Dissertation Fellowship.
Lyric Address: Impossible Desire, Infinite Possibility
Kristina Marie Darling considers constructions of intimacy in the poetry of Jennifer S. Cheng, Rochelle Hurt, and Karen Volkman....
Sorrow and the Feminine in Three Experimental Texts
Kristina Marie Darling reviews recent collections by Lisa Fay Coutley, Anne Boyer, and Suzanne Scanlon....
BLARB BLOG POSTS
On Looking: Barbie Chang and Victoria Chang’s Poetics of Female Spectacle
Readerly Privilege and Textual Violence: An Ethics of Engagement
Almost Everyone Was Mistaken: On Secrets, Light, and the Lyric Imagination
Name Dropping: An Interview with Chris Campanioni
Resolved, Experimental: A Conversation with John Gosslee
The Heart Grows Stranger: Sorrow & the Unspeakable in Three Recent Prose Texts