let go the ghost
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The poems in let go the ghost seek to position themselves in the difficult middle-ground between internal and external, between content and form, between poet and poem. They seek the "in between," both literally and metaphorically. To this end, the poems straddle the line between opposites---yes and no, coming and going, you and I; In terms of form, the poems rely heavily on a wide range of sources---Lorine Niedecker, Jack Spicer, and Andy Goldsworthy especially. In terms of content, they rely on the ideas of condensery, accrual, and seriality. In broad strokes, let go the ghost explores the process of letting go the past and moving forward into an unpredictable future.
Ghost Let; Original writing; Poetry
American literature; Literature, Modern
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Clark, Ashley Embry, "let go the ghost" (2007). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2225.