Year of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degree Name

Creative Writing (Poetry)

Department or School/College

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Prageeta Sharma

Committee Co-chair

Melissa Kwasny

Commitee Members

Abhishek Chatterjee

Publisher

University of Montana

Subject Categories

Poetry

Abstract

This collection of poems and short prose is a meditation on questions of boundary and perception. The Keeping House is locus of loss and entrapment, resistance and desire. It embodies the irresistible gravity of the self—both its material and psychical spaces. The speaker grapples with the instability of a world where “shrouds become things, and things become shrouds.” Even knowledge is unreliable. These poems enact a quest for meaning through internal and external landscapes.

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