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Poetry. Winner of the 2009 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. "The poems in this book exhibit the poet's great attention to and skill with form, sound, and language. The poems are constantly surprising, taking us to the far corners of the poet's metaphorical maps, and, in her words, 'gesturing us to go further.' This is imaginative writing at its very best visual, aural, ...more
Paperback, 66 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Katie J Schwartz
Oct 17, 2016 Katie J Schwartz rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-education, poetry
I had to review this book for a class (undergrad, junior), so the following is actually the review I wrote for that purpose. Yes, it's a little bit bullsh*t, but hey, I actually did like the poems!


Although Mapmaking is only Megan Harlan’s first volume of poetry, the verses found inside resound with a deep, timeless feel. Her carefully chosen words speak to the readers, evoking feelings of both homesickness and wanderlust. It’s no small wonder that her work was chosen as the winner of the John C
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Rachel Anne
Jun 28, 2016 Rachel Anne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist, poetry
I read this on the bus
And felt like a psuedo-hipster.
It smelled like new book
And tasted like melancholy wanderlust.
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Megan Harlan is the author of Mapmaking, winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and published by BkMk Press/New Letters in 2010. Poems from the book have appeared in journals that include American Poetry Review, AGNI, TriQuarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, and the PBS NewsHour online Poetry Series. Contest judge Sidney Wade wrote of the book: "This is imaginative ...more
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