Title

b o y

Advisor

Michele Glazer

Date of Award

1-12-2018

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

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

Department

Creative Writing

Physical Description

1 online resource (iv, 74 pages)

DOI

10.15760/etd.5963

Abstract

b o y is an extended lyric poem/essay that uses repetition, fragment, and syntax to continually build a form that continually falls apart. The poem is both a meditation and an investigation into loss, and into the relationship of loss to identity, with making a poem, and with holding on to something.

What does mourning look like and how does it change as it accrues? How is mourning inherited? This work does not claim release; it reenvisions or argues against narratives that insist that the end of great loss is to "let go," "set free" or "rest."

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23431

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