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

67

Abstract

My creative thesis, a diagram of the whole new world, is a book of poems that explores and discovers what it means to write in a native tongue and also what it means to lose nativity all together. Travel is a treated theme, literally, as most of the poems were written across the world, as well as metaphysically, in the sense of making and erasing new boundaries of perception; Each poem aims to exhibit its own form as it itself is made. So, I have not written them in the shadow of any particular formal constraint(s). Rather, I have borrowed freely form various poets, poetics and traditions, literary and otherwise. That is to say, I have composed the poems of a diagram of the whole new world with the intention that they be an organic method of thought, exploration and language.

Keywords

Diagram; Original writing; Poetry; Whole; World

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

File Format

pdf

File Size

880.64 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/gte9-t0k0


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