Poetry. DEEP CITY renders the city and the body as architectures in crisis. The poems explore the city and suburbs as container and contents of collective memory and investigate how space shapes the body/ how we create space. They examine language and identity in the pathology of late capitalism, with its unaffordable housing, healthcare, and educational systems, exploitive labor practices, and continuous violence on its citizens. DEEP CITY captures city as site for these myriad interactions, locating the body in space in relation to people, animals, architectures, and technologies. The city also becomes site to explore the self in relation to its urban exteriority, working to question the limits of the construction of self and subjectivity. Riffing on themes of urban decay, suburban housing developments, and the works of Julia Kristeva, Young Jeezy, and Honoré de Balzac, DEEP CITY explores what happens when narrated identity becomes both essential and unbearable.
Megan Kaminski is the author of one previous collection of poetry, DESIRING MAP (Coconut Books, 2012), as well as nine chapbooks. She currently lives in Lawrence, KS, where she is Assistant Professor of Poetry Writing at the University of Kansas and the founder and curator of the Taproom Poetry Series.Author City: LAWRENCE, KS USA