Title

That Said

Date of Award

8-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

Program

Creative Writing

First Advisor/Chairperson

Patricia Killelea

Abstract

That Said, a creative thesis of poetry and poetics in two parts, explores points of contact between human interaction, capitalism, consciousness, and the process of meaning itself. The collection appropriates the language of business, scholarship, and politics alongside philosophical substructures from such disparate traditions as Marxism, Existentialism, and Taoism to provide a several windows of perspective into anxiety, relationships, identity, and consumerism. Through the blending of both direct and experimental forms and processes, nontraditional and everyday diction and syntax, and multifaceted content of both personal and external significance, these poems may simultaneously amuse, alienate, and inspire philosophical and critical inquiry.

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Poetry Commons

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