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Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

First Committee Member

Aliki Barnstone

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In his collection of poetry and prose Spring and All, William Carlos Williams said, "the reader knows himself as he was twenty years ago and he has also in mind a vision of what he would be someday. Oh some day! But the thing he never knows and never dares to know is what he is at the exact moment that he is. And this moment is the only thing in which I am at all interested" (88-89). That moment is the landscape for my collected works, Gravel Ghosts. The flower itself is a great representation of the desired moment that Williams describes; when the white flowers bloom over the nearly invisible stem it looks as if a parachute is suspended mid-air. We are all rooted by the invisible ties of our history, floating somewhere between immediacy and becoming.


Ghosts; Gravel; Original writing; Poems; Selected

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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