Publication Date

2013-04-30

Availability

Embargoed

Embargo Period

2015-04-30

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English (Arts and Sciences)

Date of Defense

2013-04-23

First Committee Member

Valerie Martinez

Second Committee Member

Maureen Seaton

Third Committee Member

Terese Svoboda

Abstract

The following creative manuscript is a swirl of themes, language, intimacies, and violations. Through use of paced, intimate layers, the manuscript explores themes of the lovers, the you, gender (and its oppression), violence and its tenderness, the wilderness and its wild, heritage and legacies, and the (d)evolution of self. Despite the themes, the poems offer a playfulness with form, enjambments and prose blocks, sounds, syntax, lists, parentheticals and juxtapositions. There is hunger here, and it swirls.

Keywords

poetry; swirl; gender; violence; bloom; lovers

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