First Advisor

Michele Glazer

Date of Publication


Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing






Self -- Poetry



Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 46 p.)


A manuscript containing poems that examine the known world and the individual's place within the context of personal and collective history, including but not limited to: domicile, partnership, familial similarity and incongruity, social determinates and structure, personal development and disassembly, anxiety, and the varied ways in which the mind navigates and responds to these particular realms. The poems explore placement and displacement. The speaker is straddled between what he perceives to be disparate landscapes and the difficulty of reconciling his thoughts and actions in both, an effort to define (or approach definition) of what it fundamentally means to be: accounted for, loved, wanted - terrified, ecstatic, confused. The poems investigate an internal determination to engage with and navigate the self with regard to where the speaker has come from and those familial attributes and relational structures that influence and haunt him.


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