Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
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Love is Just a Word for the Last Body I'd Like to Keep Vigil Over is a collection of poetry that was composed during my time spent at UNLV. Comprised mostly of prose poems, it was heavily influenced by the works of Richard Hugo, Robert Coover, Joshua Marie Wilkinson and several French poets who are often categorized as being members of either the Symbolist or Decadent movement. At its best, the collection attempts to invoke a sense of Joseph Cornell's boxes--odd juxtapositions of everyday items and language that create new and uncertain circumstances. Unlike Cornell's boxes, however, the poems aren't confined by structure, but instead seem to always be pressing up against their boundaries and searching for a way out.
Poetry; Prose poems
American Literature | Creative Writing | Modern Literature | Poetry
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jagger, Robert, "Love is Just a Word for the Last Body I'd Like to Keep Vigil Over" (2012). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1579.
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