Award Date

5-1-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Second Committee Member

Donald Revell

Third Committee Member

P. Jane Hafen

Fourth Committee Member

Pierre Lienard

Number of Pages

78

Abstract

This creative thesis project is a culmination of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree at UNLV. The thesis—currently titled Tearing up the Tallgrass—was composed entirely during my graduate semesters at UNLV. As a book of poetry, it explores the dynamics of humans in nature, white privilege, objectivity, fact- and myth-making, and artistic practice. Written under the supervision of Claudia Keelan (committee chair) and Donald Revell (committee member), my committee further includes P. Jane Hafen (English) and Pierre Lienard (Anthropology). Their disparate subject and genre interests are meant to diversify the feedback received during this project’s composition. Some of the poems have been published online through independent journals and magazines: “A Home of Our Own” (Words Dance Publishing); “A Cure for Migraines” (Fourculture Magazine); “A Riparian Zone” (Foothill); and “Museum Label #6”, “Museum Label #8”, and “Museum Label #18” (Guide to Kulchur Creative). Presently, the project is 76 pages long.

Keywords

poetry

Disciplines

Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fine Arts

Language

English

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