Megan Kaminski

Kansas, United States

Member Since: 07/03/2014

Megan Kaminski is a poet and essayist—and the author of three books of poetry, Gentlewomen (Noemi, 2020), Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012). Prairie Divination (Sunseen Pres, 2022), her illustrated collection of essays + oracle deck with artist L. Ann Wheeler, turns to the plants, animals, and geological features of the prairie as guides for living in good relation to each other—and to re-aligning thinking towards kinship, community, and interdependence.

An Associate Professor in English at the University of Kansas, she specializes in poetry and poetics, plant studies, queer ecology, somatics, eco-arts practices, and the environmental humanities. Her work is informed by interdisciplinary research in social welfare, plant biology, and philosophy, as well as previous work in the healing arts and at non-profit environmental organizations. She leads poetry, eco-writing, and environmental humanities workshops throughout the state of Kansas and beyond through Humanities Kansas and other nonprofit organizations.


Twitter Username: @megan_kaminski


  • Desiring Map , Coconut Books (April 3, 2012)
  • Deep City , Noemi Press (October 15, 2015)
  • Gentlewomen , Noemi Press (October 1, 2020)
  • Prairie Divination , Sunseen Press (March 20, 2022)


  • Assistant Professor of Poetry Writing at University of Kansas (August 2013 - July 2018)
  • Associate Professor of Poetry Writing (August 2018 - )


  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing from University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from University of Virginia

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry