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X Marks the Dress: A Registry

X Marks the Dress: A Registry

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Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
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“While marriage may be taking no prisoners in this collection, it’s clear that the union of Darling and Guess was a perfect one.  They produced a stunning, vivid, and emotionally visceral feminist rumination.  They take tremendous formal risks in the construction of this book, and all those risks carry major, hard earned truths.” – Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing

"In X Marks the Dress, Guess & Darling weave a narrative of love and identity that unpacks itself again and again.  Like beautifully wrought Matryoshka dolls, these poems explore the depth and wonder of language as well as its inability to truly define any one thing.  Lines and images reappear in new and surprising ways—footnotes, appendices, definitions—that stunningly illustrate exactly how slippery love can be."

—Erin Elizabeth Smith, author of The Naming of Strays

About the Author

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-six books. Her work has been recognized with awards from Yaddo, the American Academy in Rome, Foundación Valparaíso, the Heinz Foundation, Cité Internationale in Paris, and the Whiting Foundation. She divides her time between the United States and Europe.

Carol Guess is the author of twenty books of poetry and prose, including Doll Studies: Forensics and Tinderbox Lawn. She is Professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches Queer Studies and Creative Writing. She Lives in Seattle.