Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
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The poems in this thesis seek to explore the notion of uncertainty in terms of its value as both an intellectual and political position. Uncertainty is echoed both in subject matter and form. It serves not as a tool of conservatism, but as an opportunity towards empathy and expansion in a narrowing world; Ecology also plays a prominent role in both the poetry as well as the development of uncertainty and sustainability. The poems seek to broaden conceptions of ecology by drawing often disparate objects and concepts in proximity. These poems then exist in the anxiety of trying to understand the complex relationship that is a product of their ecosystem.
History; Original writing; Small; Things
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Sacksteder, Paul, "This history of small things" (2008). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2428.