KRISTINA MARIE DARLING & KRISTIN GIORDANO
Kristina Marie Darling is the author of twenty-seven books, which include JE SUIS L’AUTRE: ESSAYS & INTERROGATIONS (C&R Press, 2017) and DARK HORSE (C&R Press, 2018). Within the past few years, her writing has been honored with three residencies at Yaddo, where she has held both the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet and the Howard Moss Residency in Poetry; a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, funded by the Heinz Foundation; and three residencies at the American Academy in Rome. She is the recipient of grants from Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund, the Whiting Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Ora Lerman Trust, the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, and the Rockefeller Archive Center. A graduate of NYU’s MFA in Creative Writing Program and the PhD Program in Literature at SUNY-Buffalo, Kristina currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Quarterly, Associate Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press, and a contributing writer at Publishers Weekly.
Kristin Giordano is a photographer based in Tacoma, WA. She works mainly with antique and experimental cameras. Exhibitions include New York University, Abu Dhabi; the Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, WA; the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA; and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Tucson, AZ. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the collection of the Photographic Center Northwest. Awards include a 2008 project grant from Qatar University, a 2011 Print Sponsorship award from the Photographic Center Northwest, and a 2011 and 2015 TAIP Artist Project Grant. Her recent series “Landscape and Transformation: Photographs of Doha, Qatar 2008-2010” was selected as a finalist in PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass portfolio contest, and a selection of her photographs was featured in the journal Guernica. Recent public art projects in Tacoma, WA include the installation Charismatic Megafauna and the Spaceworks mural Humans, Join US!™