Date of Award

6-1-2014

Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

Lloyd Schwartz

Second Advisor

Jill McDonough

Third Advisor

Nadia Nurhussein

Abstract

Thematically the poems deal with the broader, more traditional foci of poetry--love/unrequited love, death/immolation, but also whittle these down to constellations of threes: it's not just love that triangulates, but also betrayal, obsession, vulnerability, promiscuity, recklessness. The poems are voiced by a speaker who is female, not feminine, who doesn't mince words and who's not sorry for being both betrayed and betrayer, obsessed and obsessive, etc. These poems strive to capture moment, experience, and emotion, without shame and without apology. If the poems offend, so be it, but that's not the goal. The goal is to blow up the feminine with the female and replace it with human in the same way the male is recognized as human.

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