Title

Mouthy Bones

Award Date

May 2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Donald Revell

Second Committee Member

Felicia Campbell

Third Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Fourth Committee Member

Patrick Clark

Number of Pages

76

Abstract

As a collection of poetry, this work interrogates the well trodden ground of the Beloved, hopefully with a modicum of originality, though the text itself wonders if, and how (and how!). Can “us” be? Amorous capability is extolled and explored, and people worry. Love happens, and everything is all right. Love happens, and nothing is alright. And then it is. The poems play with the act of writing and how that affects the reader, the subject/s, and the memories being used as fodder. The time and space of emotion and selfhood are melded and molded, through unexpected line breaks, poetic juxtapositions, and twists of fate and technic. People are place, people are time, people are, and people are what’s important.

Disciplines

Creative Writing

Language

English


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