June 15-27 2024
Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling

New Books from Persea, Penguin, Dzanc, & Black Lawrence Press

Editor-in-Chief, Tupelo Press & Tupelo Quarterly 

Contributing Web Editor, The Best American Poetry 

Public Speaker, The Ovation Agency

Fulbright Specialist & Expert Consultant, The University of Lomé

Visiting Artist, The American Academy in Rome | Civita Institute Fellow | Villa Lena Foundation Fellow 

Recent Teaching & Speaking Engagements at the American University of Rome, Yale University, Stanford University, The Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop, & the New School

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-nine books. An expert consultant with the United States Fulbright Commission, a twice-awarded Fulbright Scholar, and a member of the peer review panel for Fulbright grants, Dr. Darling’s work has also 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 2024 Villa Lena Foundation Fellowship, a 2024 Civita Institute Fellowship, and ten juried residencies at the American Academy in Rome. Currently a faculty member at The Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop, she has taught (or is scheduled to teach) at Yale University, the American University in Rome, Stanford University, where she leads a workshop in professional empowerment through their Continuing Studies Division, the New School, and in Cedar Crest College’s Pan-European MFA Program. Dr. Darling is Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press & Tupelo Quarterly. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she now divides her time between Greece, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast. 

Amalia Melis

 Aegean Arts Circle

Amalia Melis is creator and organizer of Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops. Her essays, short stories and other creative writing have been published in The New York Times, Guernica, Glimmer Train, Michigan Quarterly Review, MacQueen's, KYSO Flash, DUCTS, Poet & Critic, Sojourner, among others. She is a freelance reporter/feature writer for U.S. and Greek newspapers/magazines. She is an assemblage sculptor and her work has been part of group art exhibits in Vermont, U.S., Athens & Andros Greece, Berlin, Germany. She holds an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School of Social Research, New York. 

The New York Times 
Modern Love June 25th 2023