Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. "Brought together in this highly developed and idiosyncratic poetic project are the self-othering phenomena of serious illness and profound love. A quiet astonishment suffuses the book: that the body—medically objectified, monitored, mapped, inspected, treated, reported, cased, 'casing out'—is the same body that might betray and elicit desire, one which 'glitched all yes for you.' Such is 'our eachness' in like bodies; such is the 'graft economy' of Kerry Banazek's poetry, appropriate to the sort of experience that discontinues who you were but values anew the distinction of living on: 'the beyond and the before are different.'"—Brian Blanchfield
Kerry Banazek teaches in the Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Digital Media programs at New Mexico State University, as an Assistant Professor in the English department. She recieved her PhD in composition and rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh, an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana, and a BA in both math and English from St. Lawrence University in Northern New York. In 2016, her cross-platform approach to teaching writing and digital media production was recognized with a Kairos Teaching Award. She has experience working on ecology field crews (in Southwestern Colorado and Western Washington).
Author City: LAS CRUCES, NM USA