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Poetry. "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 holds there is a relation between the natural world and neural ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published 2012 by Coconut Books
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Michael
Jul 28, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
From Desiring Map by Megan Kaminski:

My syntax shift

My presence on the winter boat contradicted
all prescience on the matter of drowning
far into the Atlantic. Further west near the Hudson,
autumnal blankets whisper over mountains
and through resurrectionless forests. Imagine flying from
boats to biplanes, sprinkling dust and dawn along
the way. The undoing of summer made my syntax shift
and examine your listing out center the bay. Somewhere along the journey,
your boat drifted away, off to a triangle or
...more
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Mar 05, 2012 Trina rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Picked this up at the AWP bookfair. Really enjoyed the intimate engagement with landscape throughout Desiring Map. Kaminski gives agency to setting in ways that extend beyond simple pastoral or urban sublime. There are also some really great, ambitious long poems.
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A fantastic collection of journeys. The section 'carry catastrophe' is remarkable.
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Megan Kaminski is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012), and nine chapbooks. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Third Coast, and other journals. Before joining the faculty at the University of Kansas, she made her home in Los Angeles, Paris, and Po ...more
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