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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 neura ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published 2012 by Coconut Books
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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
particularly liked the second half, eager to see what she might come out with next
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.
Matthew Porubsky
A fantastic collection of journeys. The section 'carry catastrophe' is remarkable.
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Megan Kaminski spent most of her childhood in Virginia. She has since lived in Los Angeles, Paris, Casablanca, New York and Portland, Oregon. Megan's first book of poetry is Desiring Map,(Coconut Books 2012). She is also the author of six chapbooks: Gemology (LRL Textile Series 2012), Favored Daughter (Dancing Girl Press 2012), collection (Dusie, 2011), carry catastrophe (Grey Book Press, 2010), A ...more
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