Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Number of Pages

50

Abstract

A collection of poems, Gospel of the Heavenly Mother asks, and attempts to answer, questions regarding the freedom that is available to the individual within a power structure. The two structures examined in the book are the grammar of the English language and organized religion, specifically the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The poems enact the belief that as we reorient ourselves to these structures, freedom is possible; by usurping the syntax in which we communicate (and therefore the language by which we understand God and our relationship to Him/Her), we gain the ability to speak more fully and more clearly. This reorientation and clarification reminds us that humans are social beings and that there are many versions of what is true.

Keywords

Gospel; Heavenly; Mother; Original writing; Poetry

Controlled Subject

Literature, Modern; American literature

File Format

pdf

File Size

665.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/lbbq-i6z7


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