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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
English (Arts and Sciences)
Date of Defense
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Second Committee Member
M. Evelina Galang
Third Committee Member
Just as its name implies, Estrogen Hydraulics is a collection of poems and a short play that seeks to manhandle the reader’s preconceived notions about identity and its interface with the modern world. The collection churns memory and knowledge in a supersonic stereotype tumbler, and what emerges is not antithesis but rather synthesis of thought—a fusion of viewpoint with human emotion, humor, and consequence. Using pop culture as a lens that zooms in and out of focus on acceptance, self-awareness, and witness, Estrogen Hydraulics sees its role as both colorful commentary and historical documentation of what it means to be a child of the ’80s.
poetry; poems; pop culture; lesbian; sexuality; identity
Camel, Meredith, "Estrogen Hydraulics" (2012). Open Access Theses. 312.