In the spring of 2006, Kim Minkus was a fellow at King's College in London, England. Her archival research lead to her book 9 Freight (LINEbooks 2007). It was followed by Thresh (Snare Books 2009) when she was teaching writing at Capilano University. As a Ph.D candidate at Simon Fraser University, she released Tuft (Book Thug 2013) in which we "observe the green elite"; and "iceplants bloom in the monotony of paved paths.";

According to publicity materials for Tuft, "We tangle and climb into language and are swept into the lives of the animals that haunt the shores of our city's waterways. This is a world where worker, lover, animal and poet unite. Minkus brings Venus and Satan into one sentence and in doing so unleashes the "bitter-broken-fallen"; of our world. This is a gathering that calls out to the reader to pay attention and look closely. Tuft reminds us that without words our bodies would not exist and that only time makes us secret. We are all attached to something."

Her work has also appeared in FRONT Magazine, Interim, West Coast Line, The Poetic Front, LOCUSPOINT, ottawater, Memewar, Jacket and The Capilano Review.


9 Freight (LINEbooks 2007)
Thresh (Snare Books 2009)
Tuft (Book Thug 2013) 9781927040591 $18

[BCBW 2013]