Catching Up With Genevieve Kaplan

Where can we read some of your recent work?

My poems have appeared in recent issues of Third Coast, Poetry Northwest, Whale Road Review, and Spillway. I’ve been publishing images of my sewn and woven poems, too — here’s a link to one in the March 2019 issue of Thrush.

You can find my chapbook In an aviary from Grey Book Press and travelogue is out from Dancing Girl Press.

What are you reading right now?

I read recently–and loved–Nathalie Léger’s Suite for Barbara Loden (trans. Natasha Lehrer & Cecile Ménon). I’m interested in the tensions between flat observation and personal insights here. Such a strange and fascinating journey in this book!

I have a special place in my heart for chapbooks, and I’ve been exploring the swirling typographies of Joseph Bienvenu’s Cottonmouth Incarnate and the political aesthetics of Angela Hume’s meat habitats, just out from DoubleCross press.

What’s next for you?

My new book (aviary) is forthcoming from Veliz Books in spring 2020 and will be launching at AWP in San Antonio. The poems inthe bookcircle themes of enclosure, feminism, and the natural world; much of the collection was initially composed in public gardens in southern California. The project owes much to Mina Loy’s prose poem “Ladies in an Aviary,” which lends both language and play to the work included in my (aviary). I can’t wait to share the book with everyone in spring!

Website: https://genevievekaplan.com/

Twitter: @genevievekaplan

Instagram: @vievekaplan.


Genevieve Kaplan is the author of (aviary) (Veliz Books, 2020) and In the ice house (Red Hen, 2011), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s poetry publication prize. She lives in southern California.