Date of Award

5-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

English

Major Professor

Marilyn Kallet

Committee Members

Ben Lee, Art Smith

Abstract

The following poems are and attempt at reclamation and reconciliation. The first section wades through the delicate subject of personal history and is an attempt to show truth as a means of both self and communal healing. The second is plaintive, a brief effort to interlope into and understand worlds outside (but not foreign) to my own. The third is a poetic essay detailing the journey of a young woman facing the horrors of an undeclared, and seemingly eternal war. The fourth and final sections serve as a means of exploration of the self and place; tackling issues of sex, the physical body, and sexuality.

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