Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. JE SUIS L'AUTRE: ESSAYS AND INTERROGATIONS, is a collection of lyric criticism that speaks to a rapidly changing literary landscape, with elements of personal narrative, craft analysis, and cultural commentary. By offering a hybrid approach to scholarly writing, Darling's prose establishes a poetic sensibility as it examines a wide range of recent experimental and collaborative works of literature. The diverse texts discussed in this essay collection include Julie Marie Wade's Wishbone, Sarah Manguso's The Guardians, G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher's Your Father On The Train Of Ghosts, Anne Boyer's GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN, Suzanne Scanlon's HER 37TH YEAR: AN INDEX, and many others. Throughout Darling's book, recent works of literature offer a point of entry to more ambitious questions about voice, affect, and conscious experience.
Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-six books, which include Look to Your Left: A Feminist Poetics of Spectacle; Stylistic Innovation, Conscious Experience, and the Self in Modernist Women's Poetry; DAYLIGHT HAS ALREADY COME: SELECTED POEMS 2014 - 2020; Silence in Contemporary Poetry; Silent Refusal: Essays on Contemporary Feminist Poetry; Angel of the North; and X Marks the Dress: A Registry (co-written with Carol Guess). Her work has been recognized with three residencies at Yaddo, where she has held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet and the Howard Moss Residency in Poetry; a Fundación Valparaíso fellowship to live and work in Spain; a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, funded by the Heinz Foundation; an artist-in-residence position at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris; six residencies at the American Academy in Rome; two grants from the Whiting Foundation; and a Faber Residency in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities.