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Dissimilar Multitudes

Kristina Marie Darling

Co-Written with Karla Kelsey Grubby violet dusk.  Everywhere, the tongue-tang of rust…. In a recent collection, Night Vision, Claire Wahmanholm presents us with a speaker who drifts between rhetorical modes, trying each of them on as though they were…


Re: Verse: On Anonymity and the Future of Collaborative Poetry

Kristina Marie Darling

Co-Written with Chris Campanioni   Long before the Internet was re-routed from military servers and mainstreamed, Foucault understood the efficacy of anonymous interactions on the level of literature, imagining “a culture where discourse would circulate…


Towards an Ethics of Collaboration: A Practitioner's Roundtable

Kristina Marie Darling

About the Participants Mary Biddinger is the author of six full-length poetry collections, most recently Small Enterprise and The Czar (with Jay Robinson), both from Black Lawrence Press. Her work has recently appeared in numerous journals including…


TEXTUAL VIOLENCE & THE WORKSHOP: RESPONDING TO DIFFICULT POETRY BY WOMEN

Kristina Marie Darling

As a student, I was obedient. I rarely questioned anyone who spoke with the least bit of authority.  Yet the whole time, I remember an unease blossoming beneath my skin.  Its petals unfurling one by one as the pages of my manuscript were turned by my…


An Entirely New Milieu: Rethinking the MFA Story

Jeni McFarland

UPDATE: This piece has been edited since its original posting date. I’ve noticed a trend. It might be chalked up to coincidence, but I’m not convinced. The trend is that journals say they want more writing by women and people of color, but when the submissions…


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