Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
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Farfalla is a book of poetry of the lineage of poets who believe that poetry is not in poems. It is itself alive, and ruptures from poems. All poetry is political, as it is inevitably a product of the time and place in which it was written. It is affected by politics and effects its change, as Shelley has written: "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.";Thus striving toward "legislator" this work in progress is seeking to be in continuous motion out of the confinements of poems to a place where purposes are real and methods are issues of morality. By dealing with personal and political I am being faithful to the temporal, hence moving (as dictated by time) the poems are unbridled by a desire for autonomy. This freedom enables one to understand what Keats meant when he said that the poet must be Nobody. Such methods of composition refuse to limit any part of what we call Being.
Farfalla; Original writing; Poetry; Thesis
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Huff, Vanessa Leigh, "Farfalla: A poetry thesis" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1486.