Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
English (Arts and Sciences)
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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.
poetry; swirl; gender; violence; bloom; lovers
Mehan, Jen, "This Harvest / A Wild (B)looming" (2013). Open Access Theses. 428.