Portland State University. Department of English
Date of Publication
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
Grief -- Poetry
1 online resource (iv, 74 pages)
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."
Wise, Consuelo, "b o y" (2018). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4079.