Year of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Creative Writing (Poetry)
Department or School/College
Department of English
University of Montana
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.
Blackburn, Anna J., "The Keeping House" (2017). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11046.
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