Defense Date

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

David Wojahn

Abstract

The poems in this collection speak of a historical, cultural and personal past through a wide range of speakers who resurrect narratives that are both domestic and historical in their scope. The collection engages in archetype and myth, traveling through time and the world, with many of the poems set in places outside of the United States, including Haiti, India, and Sri Lanka. In essence, the collection seeks to explore why must human suffering be endured in such various and bewildering ways, and why has history and the quest for social justice been so inadequate in answering this plea.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

8-11-2012

Available for download on Thursday, August 13, 2212

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