Award Date

5-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

English

First Committee Member

Donald Revell, Chair

Second Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Third Committee Member

Joshua Kryah

Graduate Faculty Representative

Giuseppe Natale

Number of Pages

82

Abstract

My first collection of poetry, Raise the Still Rabbit, explores the literal landscape we live in, the themes of language and lyric, as well as the relationships between people. The poems are rooted in the experiential, the moments when the act of writing becomes a navigation of the various themes of the local environment, cohabitation between individual people, and the geography of the poems' content and textual construction. Navigating these themes, the poems attempt to dissolve the illusory barriers that appear to separate subjects such as the interior of a home from the desert surrounding it. In this collection, the poems demonstrate their shared landscape, where language, place, and individuals are all cohabitants and are all, as such, of significance.

Keywords

American poetry

Disciplines

American Literature | Creative Writing | Literature in English, North America | Modern Literature

Language

English


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