“Melancholia (An Essay)” by Kristina Marie Darling


Kristina Marie Darling’s wonderful new book of poems, Melancholia (An Essay)—her fourth—is more than a collection of abandoned footnotes and glossaries (poetic constructs she has been mastering since Night Songs), it is a history composed entirely of an ex-lover’s curios—a kind of “museum [that] specialize[s] in artifacts of / nineteenth century courtship rituals” (“Footnotes to […]