Susquehanna University’s Writers Institute hosts Kristina Marie Darling

Poet and author Kristina Marie Darling will read from a selection of her works at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9th in Weber Chapel Auditorium on the campus of Susquehanna University.

Poet and author Kristina Marie Darling will read from a selection of her works at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9th in Weber Chapel Auditorium at Susquehanna University. This event is free and open to the public as part of the Seavey Reading Series at Susquehanna’s Writers Institute.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kristina Marie Darling is a poet and author of thirty books including DARK HORSE: Poems (2018) which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and Je Suis L’Autre: Essays & Interrogations (2017) named one of the “Best Books of 2017” by The Brooklyn Rail. Her recent works have appeared in such publications as The Harvard Review, New American Writing, Poetry International, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Gulf Coast. Darling’s writing has also been brought to life off of the page by being set to music, installed in gallery settings, utilized in fashion photography, and even stitched onto kites by textile artists.

Her writing has been recognized with three residencies at Yaddo; a Fundación Valparaíso fellowship to live and work in Spain; three residencies from the American Academy in Rome; two grants from the Whiting Foundation; a Morris Fellowship for the Arts, as well as many other awards and honors.

As an editor, critic, and publisher Darling has held staff positions throughout her career at Gulf Coast, The Best American Poetry, and Black Ocean. Today, she 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, a staff blogger at The Kenyon Review, and a freelance book critic at The New York Times Book Review. She was also recently (2019) named to the U.S. Fulbright Commission’s roster of Senior Specialists.

Darling is both a first-generation college student and an advocate for women in the arts, higher education, and the professions.

For more information about programs sponsored by the Writers Institute and upcoming events, please visit www.susqu.edu/visitingwriters.

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