Title

let go the ghost

Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Claudia Keelan

Number of Pages

56

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ghost Let; Original writing; Poetry

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

Disciplines

Higher Education

File Format

pdf

File Size

983.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

Comments

  • This material has been removed at the request of the author.

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/eh3j-0w37


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