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.