Identifier

etd-04102008-162119

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This collection of poems proceeds from Richard Hugo’s assertion that, “the self as given is inadequate and will not do.” The collection of poems forms a loose narrative based around a central speaker’s quest for redemption. The poems inhabit territories of violence and humility in an attempt to allow the “I,” to transcend heredity and setting and engage with a power greater than the self.

Date

2008

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Laura Mullen

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