Advisor

John Beer

Date of Award

Fall 12-6-2013

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

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

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 82 pages)

Subjects

Human ecology -- Poetry, Counseling psychology -- Poetry

DOI

10.15760/etd.1514

Abstract

This book-length manuscript is a collection of poems. They and it examine ecology as a state of being in and outside the body (or how, if at all, there is a secure distinction), species-based boundaries of the body, obsessions with immunity and chronic illness in biopolitical and gendered societal and perhaps inevitably thus linguistic structures, and what it means to participate in close reading while writing to contribute to the question of ecology as poetry. The central questions are in fact questions: what is the relationship between a deconstructive approach to identity creation and erasure through participation in poetry as a medium, a set of forms, and the site of the body's dilemma?

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10464

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