Imaginary Kansas | M. Mack
M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. Mack is also the author of Theater of Parts (Sundress Publications, 2016) and the chapbooks Mine (Big Lucks Books, 2016) and Traveling (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015). Ze holds an M.F.A. from George Mason University and is former managing editor of So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. Hir work has appeared recently in Fence, cream city review, Hot Metal Bridge, and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Mack is a founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press and an assistant editor for Cider Press Review.
When I try to picture Kansas, I realize I don’t
know what it looks like--on a map or around
a man. When you describe downtown, I see
an expanse. When you describe the farmhouse,
I see the same, only on a hill. And then I think
of the flat, flat of Ohio highway. The way it is
to move along one on the way to another.