Date of Award
Campus Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
These poems explore the multidimensionality of mania, from historical treatments to personal experience. They exhibit the associative thinking and logical leaps common to mania, as well as the manic propensity for rhyme. The speakers of these poems, though multiply imprisoned—within the self, within the institution, within the expectations of others—find their focus in the urgency of lived experience, traumatic, dramatic, or daily. A number of aleatory methods—including collage, cut-up, erasure, and programmable poetry generators—were used in the creative process, the aim being not just novel language, but a new mode of expressing the erratic and sometimes diverging, sometimes converging, landscapes of mind and world experienced in mania.
Bond, Zachary C., "Prisoner's Cinema" (2018). Graduate Masters Theses. 486.