Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Ten Percent to Light a Desert Sky is a collection of poems written during my four year residency in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection is tied together through prevailing themes of communication and a collage of the desert imagery scattered throughout the work. My many influences include W. S. Merwin, Federico Garcia Lorca, Lorine Niedecker, and Bob Dylan---as well as lessons learned through careful study with Aliki Barnstone, Claudia Keelan, Douglas Unger, Mark Irwin, and Megan Becker-Leckrone The thesis is organized in four sections: Mojave Lowlight attempts to define the collections physical vocabulary; yes.. dives into the thematic examination of communication; Living the Catalogue attempts to expand upon the preceding two sections and interpret my surroundings; and two ends the collection on a personal note of self-discovery.
Desert; Light; Original writing; Percent; Poetry; Sky; Ten
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Ness, James Cory, "Ten Percent to Light a Desert Sky" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1672.