Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
First Committee Member
Claudia Keelan, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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These poems attempt to stand amidst the towering shadows of Enlightenment. One of these pillars involves the newfound land from a collective western European vantage and these lands are called the Americas. This space is where these poems are located. They suckle at the monolithic breasts of Enlightened Romance as did Romulus and Remus to the She-Wolf. The poems in their own originality engage with writers such as Jonathan Edwards, Alice Notley, Susan Howe, Frank O’Hara, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, Christina Rossetti, William Blake, and John Cage. If there ever was such a thread in tradition, these people might be some hairs of it. They too engage poets such as Chrisian Bök, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Craig Dworkin, Donald Revell, and Claudia Keelen to name a few; that is to say, notions of chance operations and uncreative processes are embraced and tripped.
American Literature | Esthetics | History | Literature in English, North America | Modern Literature
Perkins, David C., "Must pay now" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. Paper 765.