Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Number of Pages

57

Abstract

Lucrative Blue, a book-length collection of original poetry, explores themes such as questioning prevailing American ideologies, birth/motherhood, and accessing/confronting the inner self. The poems are influenced by Modern and Post Modern conceptions of art and form; Gertrude Stein's concept of the continuous present and Charles Olsen's concept of projective verse are particularly important. The collection attempts to pay close attention to the world surrounding the poems' speakers; the sounds of airplanes, dogs, and the images and sounds of construction frequently appear, as they were frequently present when the poems were created; The collection is divided into three sections; the first entitled Devour, is largely political and takes a critical stance against many current American ideologies and choices. The second, entitled Empire of Song, contains poems that react to international travel to Italy and France. The third, entitled Fathomless, deals primarily with the inner self and emotional responses to the present.

Keywords

Blue; Lucrative; Original writing

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

File Format

pdf

File Size

921.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/hnf6-2ae8


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