Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
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.
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Elliott, Eric, "Stone Blossoms" (2008). LSU Master's Theses. 576.