Title

Gods r us

Award Date

2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

English

Advisor 1

Donald Revell, Committee Chair

First Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Second Committee Member

Douglas Unger

Graduate Faculty Representative

Elspeth Whitney

Number of Pages

63

Abstract

Around Grecian orchards. On Trojan battlefields. In Siva's realm. Inside Hanuman's heart. Of gods, demons, and others who love us, hate us, serve us, interfere with us. Of humans larger than life. When gods were not in hiding. About a space not reached via explanations. Poems in Gods R Us come from Greek/Roman and Indic myths, they retell myths, comment on myths, and refer to myths - they could not have been without myths. Distillation and attentiveness create the time needed to be one in the spirit of the poem. I range from reverential to playful.

Keywords

Gods; Greek; Imagination; Indian; Mythology; Poetry; Original writing

Disciplines

American Literature | Creative Writing

Language

English


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