Maria Damon teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry, and several books of poetry/e-poems co-authored with mIEKAL aND.
"Man Ray, Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, themes of disorientation,
displacement, diaspora, defamiliarized language" and that's just the
d's. With such "little clues, like stitches coding a special
language," Maria Damen weaves an essay-narrative based on her Summer
2007 residency in Riga, Latvia.