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“Around the Gate” is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems written by a New Orleans native. Beyond local color and Creole culture, the collection treats archetypal figures in mythology and the literary tradition as contemporary personae, frequently in a dramatic monologue. The poems span across several times and time zones, and readers are just as likely to find themselves cruising down St. Claude Street in New Orleans in the 1980s as they are to find themselves on an ancient beach of Naxos, in the Aegean Sea. The collection’s poems are often, thusly, dialogic, including a smattering of ekphrastic poems. The manuscript may easily be interpreted through a feminist or ecopoetic lens, moving between familial, or domestic scenes and tales of travel and transformation.
Nicholson, Michelle A., "Around the Gate" (2022). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2980.
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