Title

The Names

Advisor

John Beer

Date of Award

Spring 6-13-2016

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

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

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (ii, 79 pages)

Subjects

Identity (Psychology) -- Poetry

DOI

10.15760/etd.3033

Abstract

I wrote The Names between the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016. Also, I wrote it between the summer of 2006 and the spring of 2014 (a lot of The Names was taken from my journals [many of the names were taken from my journals (I am speaking of erasure)]). Thus, things happen with time. A train from the office. The rind of an orange, flitting out. I sit down. I am going, I say, to get likes, my bio filled out nicely. Like: What are you doing with your life? And me like: The rind! The rind! The rind! The rind! its meaning fading slowly through the back of the train. In the poem, I am a solitary and joking figure, tender for objects, working in spaces. I look out to the names.

Description

This thesis is only available to students, faculty and staff at PSU.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17736

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