Desiring Map epub

by Megan Kaminski


Desiring Map epub

ISBN: 1938055012

ISBN13: 978-1938055010

Author: Megan Kaminski

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: Coconut Books (April 3, 2012)

Pages: 82 pages

ePUB book: 1625 kb

FB2 book: 1598 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 463

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One of the best books I've read this year, Megan Kaminski's DESIRING MAP melds landscape to mind-to heart-to breath-with some of the most subtly effective melopoeia I've ever encountered in any book of poems. Use it as a dowsing rod, as I've been doing, to find the brain's poetic reuptake pump, and to get it moving again.

Megan Kaminski is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012), and nine chapbooks. See if your friends have read any of Megan Kaminski's books. Megan Kaminski’s Followers (42).

One of the best books I've read this year, Megan Kaminski's DESIRING MAP melds landscape to mind-to heart-to breath-with some of the most subtly effective melopoeia I've ever encountered in any book of poems.

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Desiring Map–Poems by Megan Kaminski. Kaminski has lived near one coast or another for most of her life, so Kansas was a pretty big change of scene. Poet Megan Kaminski explores the landscapes around us and within us in her first collection of poetry, Desiring Map, a recent addition to our library’s collection. Like many Kansas writers, Kaminski notes the influence of the Kansas landscape on her writing. She now lives and writes in Lawrence, Kansas, where she is a Professor of English at the University of Kansas. I was really overwhelmed by the land-locked-ness of the state when I first moved here, she says.

In Deep City Megan Kaminski continues her role as cartographer of desire, of longings both feudal, futile, and refined. Her delicate poems loiter at the intersection of bodies and letters (both alphabetic and epistolary), where objects and imagination collude. Ad Astra Writing Project. A series of community-based writing workshops oriented towards building good relationships with and within the ecosphere.

Desire Mapping is a heart-centered approach to creating our lives. So, we let that enthusiasm lead and turned The Desire Map book into a curriculum for classes, workshops, retreats, coaching, and more. We can’t control all of our circumstances, but we get to choose how we feel about everything––it’s the ultimate self agency. When we combine our freewill with our Core Desired Feelings, we become deeply intentional creators. Now Desire Map workshops and events are held all over the globe-every weekend somewhere in the world a Desire Map workshop takes place.

Megan Kaminski is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (2012), with a third book Gentlewomen forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2020

Megan Kaminski is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (2012), with a third book Gentlewomen forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2020.

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 capacity—as we are pulled into syntax's own search and quizzicality, its seeking to find a place for the I that only momentarily settles before it dislodges again, uncovering questions, finding parts of speech or weeds that answer. 'Speech lies in the break on the river edge,' the poem says: 'subtle splendor.'"—Erin Mouré"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"One of the best books I've read this year, Megan Kaminski's DESIRING MAP melds landscape to mind-to heart-to breath-with some of the most subtly effective melopoeia I've ever encountered in any book of poems. Use it as a dowsing rod, as I've been doing, to find the brain's poetic reuptake pump, and to get it moving again."—Joseph Massey