Kristina Marie Darling
BlazeVOX [ebooks], 2008
Pithy yet intricately constructed, the ten prose poems in Kristina Marie Darling’s Night Music tease restlessness out from the clutches of a nighttime lull. There’s “The Homecoming,” a study of sound and colors backdropped against nocturnal intrigues. The epistolary “Dearest V.,” evokes the quaint feel of Victoriana and old Hollywood, while “Cantatrice” bristles with surrealist trappings. Gloom in “Ennui” is put forward as convincingly as:
Since our guests left for the ocean, with its dark enclaves and its low mumbling, the lakes have done nothing but rain. And our dim halls become more cavernous with every evening...