Semester of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
BUG TIME: an infestation in three parts is a hybrid work of poetry and lyric essay. BUG TIME is the planting of a rhizome— a network of jagged, unexpected connections that rejects all hierarchy in favor of forming a swarm poetics: a poetry intent on collapsing boundaries through a shifting, unstable, collective, individual, interspecies, “I.” This rhizome, however, is admittedly infected: my own obsessions scurry through the text as I explore my own relationship to gender, place, the nonhuman organism, and, ultimately, time— which I experiences as a curvilinear, all-encompassing present. BUG TIME asks readers to consider our personal and cultural perceptions of time and its role in demarking “the domesticated human” from the “feral other.”
Kleinpeter, Jami Alyce, "BUG TIME: an infestation in three parts" (2022). LSU Master's Theses. 5551.
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