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Title

Crawl Space

Publication Date

2012-04-30

Availability

UM campus only

Embargo Period

2014-04-30

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English (Arts and Sciences)

Date of Defense

2012-04-27

First Committee Member

Mia Leonin

Second Committee Member

Maureen Seaton

Third Committee Member

Jay Snodgrass

Abstract

The looming figure of God, at times metaphorical, at times literal, is both present and absent throughout the body of Crawl Space. It’s through this representation of the ineffable that the thesis attempts to cast light on memories both tragic and redemptive, these moments that come to shape identity. Death, intimacy, displacement, and violence permeate the text, which seeks to find beauty in the dark and commonplace, humor in the strange, and crawl in that dank space beneath the surface where, sometimes, the work must be done.

Keywords

crawl; space; wrestling; wythe

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