ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Melancholia (An Essay) by Kristina Marie Darling


Ravenna Press | Poetry | $10.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9851520-1-7


noctuary, definition (verb)

1.  To keep a record of what passes in the night.  2.  To wake from a dream–to begin a series of portraits instead.  3.  To depict the beloved and discover cracks in his perfectly white teeth.  4.  To experience a heightened awareness of one’s senses.  5.  To ask, to consider, to be led away from.  6.  To examine a familiar painting–to imagine a blank canvas in its place.  7.  To select and omit, as a poet would.  


Kristina Marie Darling is the author of eight books of poetry, which include the forthcoming Petrarchan (BlazeVOX Books, 2013) and Palimpsest (Patasola Press, 2012). Her awards include a Yaddo residency and an artist grant from the Kittredge Fund. She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Poetics at S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo.


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