Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Dr. Beverly Matherne
This collection of poetry highlights the complex human experience of what it means to be a woman who loves women. Adding to the discourse of lesbian poetry, within spoken word poetry and for-the-page poetry, these poems doubly voice silenced perspectives and identities. A large portion of the work is spoken word poetry, which seeks to make the subgenre more accessible to a larger audience. Set primarily in the Midwest, these poems voice queer identity that asks us to consider what makes someone a person, as identity is much more than sexuality. Love, sex, loss, sexuality and gender expression are themes that bind these poems.
Moeggenberg, Zarah C., "Her Body Breathes Into Mine" (2014). All NMU Master's Theses. 13.
How to Love Someone Thesis.wma (2640 kB)
How to Love Someone
When I Tell a Lover I Have an STD.wma (1763 kB)
When I Tell a Lover I Have an STD
Sheets Thesis.wma (2135 kB)
Promises to a Son.wma (2657 kB)
Promises to a Son
Certain Thesis.wma (1136 kB)
Dear Anne Thesis.wma (2986 kB)
Growing Up Screaming.wma (2526 kB)
Growing Up Screaming