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FLESH IS NARRATIVE: a collection of poems

Show simple item record Duncan, Catherine Moore 2017-06-13T18:18:42Z 2017-06-13T18:18:42Z 2013-11-15
dc.description.abstract This manuscript contains 64 poems, written in primarily open verse with some use of meter and measure in the line, as well as a blending of forms. The collection is comprised of variations on the theme “loss” within the presented subjects of family relationships, marriage and motherhood; loss and recovery; betrayal and forgiveness. One focus is the duality of our existence, sweet/bitter, sorrow/joy, mind/body connections, and explore that balance in poetry by making use of imagery and layers. The collection can be viewed as a lifespan within a female voice, somewhat chronological. This progression is echoed in the title “Flesh is Narrative” as well. In some poems, the body is overt; in others, the probing spills from woman into the natural world, though even poems that depict landscape often do so in bodily terms: the ash tree as a woman’s beauty, a rosebud becomes a vagina, and the wild violets’ leaves are outstretched hands. The collection is a composition about a life in progress and is varied accordingly. Any development in the poems has been toward the idea of exploring the narrative life of mind and emotion in the more tangible experiences of the flesh. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa
dc.subject poetry en_US
dc.subject open verse en_US
dc.subject loss en_US
dc.subject family relationships en_US
dc.subject marriage en_US
dc.subject motherhood en_US
dc.subject betrayal en_US
dc.subject forgiveness en_US
dc.subject femininity en_US
dc.subject body en_US
dc.title FLESH IS NARRATIVE: a collection of poems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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