Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Claudia Keelan, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
From Feminism means to emphasize a world-view rather than an a-priori eye towards women; the manuscript does occasionally strike a generic feminist-didactic mode, but for the most part its concerns are with humanity/ecology and gender goes un-marked or people are altogether absent. The world is various, and in terms of form, the poems in this book are rangy: sonnets, prose poems, serial fragments, free verse tercets, measured and rhymed tercets, couplets, over-the-top monuments to generation by rhyme. Unconventional use of white-space occurs fairly frequently. My thought is that having breaks in articulation in two places, not just the end of lines, may create potential for more sense, for a more various way to breathe. Many of these breath-oriented poems do end-up having a visual component, and I'm interested in the way prosodies geared towards the eye needn't be seen as adversarial to ones oriented around the ear and utterance, either song or speech or a medley.
Feminism; Original writing; Poetry
Strauss, Adam, "From feminism" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 27.