Reading & Signing: Megan Kaminski author of Desiring Map


  • Categories: Literary
  • Event posted: March 5, 2012
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

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“The body “being” in sun, the gaze at rain, teleology inside the house –– with these strokes and compasses, Megan Kaminski deftly configures a desiring map, across seacoasts and Kansas plains, through leaves, roots, movements of light. Here a quieter but not quietist America emerges where life’s precarity “Megan Kaminski's book is hauntingly quiet, but not silent, just as "teleology is not silent." The book is in some ways the teleology of imagism, realizing itself late in history and bursting into jagged pieces, having been dragged through "some saffron metropolis" and the long summer of the great plains. It is a book that approaches us cannily, drenched in form, never word-spent and never without cocktails; a 21st century pleasure with a keen eye on the terrain and something to say.” - Joshua Clover

Megan Kaminski lived in Los Angeles, Paris, Casablanca, New York, Virginia, and Portland before moving to Lawrence, Kansas, five years ago. Desiring Map (Coconut Books 2012) is her first full-length collection of poetry. She is also the author of four chapbooks, favored daughter (Dancing Girl Press 2012), collection (Dusie, 2011), carry catastrophe (Grey Book Press, 2010), Across Soft Ruins (Scantily Clad Press, 2009), and has chapbooks forthcoming from the Little Red Leaves Textile Series and La Ginestra. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence.

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