Title

Carved

Date of Award

12-20-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts - Creative Writing concentration

Department

Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Gery, John R.O.

Second Advisor

Osundare, Oluwaniyi

Third Advisor

Bates, Randolph

Abstract

The poems in Carved take the reader on a journey of self-discovery and explore the inequalities of human relationships: between being silent and the discovery of one's voice. The collection also addresses humanity's destructive imprint and the resiliency of nature in reclaiming what humanity sought to exploit and conquer. The poems expose the ironies in how we imagine things to be, compared to their reality. Some of the poems also draw parallels between the process of going underground and that of being reborn, as well as the spiritual experience of caving.

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