Megan Kaminski

Kansas, United States

Member Since: 07/03/2014

Megan Kaminski is the author of three books of poetry, Gentlewomen (Noemi Press, 2020), Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012). She is also the author of Prairie Divination (Sunseen Books, 2022), a book of illustrated essays and oracle deck in collaboration with artist L. Ann Wheeler, and Quietly Between (A Viewing Space, 2022), a co-authored collection of poetry and photography. A Professor in the English Department’s Creative Writing Program and in the Environmental Studies Program with a courtesy appointment in Visual Art at the University of Kansas, she specializes in poetry, ecopoetics, the plant humanities, and eco-arts and writing practices.

Her research is informed by scholarship in queer ecology, plant studies, somatics, disability studies, eco-cultural studies, and the environmental arts and humanities. 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, her creative work and scholarship aim to undo the cultures of dominance and exploitation that have brought us to this current moment of ecological crisis and inequality. 


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