Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
P. Jane Hafen
Fourth Committee Member
Number of Pages
This creative thesis project is a culmination of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree at UNLV. The thesis—currently titled Tearing up the Tallgrass—was composed entirely during my graduate semesters at UNLV. As a book of poetry, it explores the dynamics of humans in nature, white privilege, objectivity, fact- and myth-making, and artistic practice. Written under the supervision of Claudia Keelan (committee chair) and Donald Revell (committee member), my committee further includes P. Jane Hafen (English) and Pierre Lienard (Anthropology). Their disparate subject and genre interests are meant to diversify the feedback received during this project’s composition. Some of the poems have been published online through independent journals and magazines: “A Home of Our Own” (Words Dance Publishing); “A Cure for Migraines” (Fourculture Magazine); “A Riparian Zone” (Foothill); and “Museum Label #6”, “Museum Label #8”, and “Museum Label #18” (Guide to Kulchur Creative). Presently, the project is 76 pages long.
Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fine Arts
Salsbury, Brett, "Tearing up the Tallgrass" (2016). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2728.
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