Portland State University. Department of English
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
1 online resource (v, 117 pages)
Not Coughing, Speaking Through a Dog is a poetry collection that explores subject formation, desire, and relationality under the conditions of late capitalism. This central concern is explored through a number of interconnected topics, including translation and modes of communication; mental health; sociopolitical upheaval; history; economics; and entanglements with more-than-human worlds. Particular attention is also paid to the damaged temporalities of foreclosed futures and abstract, homogeneous time, foregrounding the desire to create temporal ruptures. The poems are formally varied, but many of them cohere through recursive language and a consistent focus on sound and wordplay.
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Pollock, Joshua, "Not Coughing, Speaking Through a Dog" (2020). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5531.