Series A: Kristina Marie Darling and Naomi Buck Palagi
Series A is dedicated to showcasing experimental writing through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest faculty William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Hyde Park Art Center to share their work.
Kristina Marie Darling is an M.A. candidate at Washington University, where she completed an undergraduate degree in English in 2007. She has published seven small press collections of poetry and nonfiction, among them Fevers and Clocks (March Street Press, 2006), The Traffic in Women (Dancing Girl Press, 2006), and Night Music (BlazeVOX Books, 2008). She has also written on contemporary poetics for The Boston Review, New Letters, The Mid-American Review, Third Coast, The Warwick Review, Smartish Pace and other journals. Her creative work has been supported by residencies at the Centrum Foundation, Rockmirth, Writers and Books, DRAW International and the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts.
Naomi Buck Palagi made her way to Northwest Indiana via many stops: a "homesteader" childhood in rural Kentucky, complete with goats and lots of bare feet; some years in the Mississippi Delta as a furniture maker and ballet teacher, among other things; and several years in Chicago doing the small theater rounds as an actor and director. She enjoys shaping tangible things -- wood, fabric, sound and words. She has work published or forthcoming in the journals Otoliths, Big Toe Review, Moria, P.F.S. Post and Blue Fifth Review.
Recorded Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at Hyde Park Art Center.