Tenaya Darlington

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Tenaya Darlington (born 1971) is an American writer as well as Associate Professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her general fields of professional interest include food writing, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and journalism. She is the author of six books.[1]


She graduated from Beloit College,[2] and Indiana University, with an M.F.A., in 1997.

She worked as a food critic, and writer for Isthmus Newspaper,[3] the alternative weekly in Madison, Wisconsin, where she wrote a biweekly culture column about the bizarre, called “On the Loose.”.

She was a visiting writer at DePauw University.[4] She teaches at St. Joseph's University.[5]

Her work has appeared in Bomb,[6] Image Journal,[7] Hayden's Ferry Review[8]



In 2010 Tenaya began a dairy diary on Blogger to go along with a class she was teaching. Tenaya is now an avid cheese blogger also known as Madame Fromage.[10] "Madame Fromage has just one goal, you see? To help you fall hopelessy in love with cheese. Just as she has." [11]



  • Madame Deluxe. Coffee House. 2000. ISBN 978-1-56689-105-9.





Some poets aren't satisfied with plain clothes or plain language, they turn their metaphors into absurdist imaging or trace an elliptical line of thought. But, sometimes, they simply paint their face perfectly seductive and then smear it, walk out in public with mad sexhair not just for show but for a sense of bawdy, over-the-top control of the world remembered/encountered. Tenaya Darlington is one such poet and her debut, Madame Deluxe, is full of such brash and brazen flaunt.[12]


  1. ^ "Tenaya Darlington, M.F.A." Saint Joseph's University. June 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Beloit College Magazine".
  3. ^ "Isthmus | the Daily Page | Search Articles by Author". Archived from the original on 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  4. ^ "DePauw University-English Department". Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  5. ^ "SJU: CAS - Department of English". Archived from the original on 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  6. ^ "BOMB Magazine: Preservation by Tenaya Darlington". Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  7. ^ "Issue 44".
  8. ^ "Hayden's Ferry Review - Issue 21". Archived from the original on 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  9. ^ "Denison Beck Series Features GLCA New Writer Award Winner - Denison University". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  10. ^ "Madame Fromage".
  11. ^ "ABOUT : Madame Fromage".
  12. ^ David Sumrall (Spring 2003). "Tenaya Darlington, Madame Deluxe. - book review". Literary Review.

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