Saturday, January 22, 2011

So Many Good New Books, like Megan Kaminski's CARRY CATASTROPHE

Grey Book Press put out a chapbook of Megan Kaminski's at the end of 2010. Here is a page:
     Come lay eyes on the last trace of dusk
     sing ceratinty and flight paths
     line purple coasts
                        some nights to sleep
     bodies wrapped in gulf streams gauze
     circle hair and cheek list ships against mountains
     range limits should soft

Boundary between body and the cosmos dissolves, so the gulf stream is a personal genie. Landscape folds, like cuestas, have no distance from skin. The point of view is 20,000 feet up, within "flight paths." Flight is a miracle, and this poem shows how. More information at