Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
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A collection of poems, Still, asks and attempts to answer the questions: how does memory function; how do we grieve; and what is time? The poems contend that the one consistent quality of memory is that it is never static; instead, "it comes in waves like nausea," and that this ebb and flow of memory influences necessarily the process of grieving, a recursive, rather than linear process. Time is a human construct having little bearing on the most significant, either enlightening or devastating, of human experiences. The intention of Still is not to definitively answer these questions; rather, it acknowledges that while they are ultimately unanswerable, the investigation is vital to the search for meaning.
Original writing; Poetry; Still
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Drebes, Lynn Margaret, "Still" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1481.