Deep City

Deep City by Megan Kaminski
Noemi Press, 2015

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Read an excerpt:
   poems in Alice Blue
   poems in Everyday Genius

Teaching guide available here (pdf)

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. Kaminski’s poems beautifully illustrate how our sense perceptions insistently puncture through even the most rational arrangement. Deep City—not so much a place as a literary pleasure.
—Jennifer Moxley

She writes, “what if I split it open / melon ripe and red / let them all out” but there is no “what if” about it as these beautiful poems dispatch us around the world where everyone awaits.  The vivid reimagined anatomy of the page in Megan Kaminski’s brilliant Deep City is host to the unexpected “slide from languid to louche” listening with our enthusiastic ears.  You will be wild about this book with me!

These poems pace among fresh flowers in the daytime, and set out on strange errands in the night. Between buildings, down alleys, through shadows and leaf litter and under the jewels of city lights, comes a voice of obsessive listmaking, that names and repeats and mutters under the breath, that says: do not forget this, do not forget that, do not forget any of it.
—Patricia Lockwood

Reviewed by Dale Enggass in Quarterly West, 86
Reviewed by Ethel Rackin in Jacket2
Reviewed by Caroline Crew in The Rumpus
Reviewed by Amish Trivedi in Sink Review
Reviewed by Patrick Riedy in Yellow Field, 11 (reprinted in Galatea Resurrects, 26)
Reviewed by Nancy Posey in The Los Angeles Review
Reviewed by Rob McLennan

Interview on Radio Free Albion (with Tony Trigilio)(audio)
Interview at The Volta (with Kate Greenstreet)
Introducing Upcoming Noemi Poet Megan Kaminski

Reading + Interview on Sunflower Reading Series KJHK (audio)