Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Justin Tussing, Interim Director
Dr. Manuel Avalos, Dean
Stonecoast MFA, free-verse and fairly narrative, transitory spaces of existence
This collection of poems is comprised of many recollected experiences that are personally revealing about me, both as poet and person. I often explore the dynamics of domesticity between queer men and detail the dissolution of coming together with another. Laughter as a means of subverting or avoiding trauma is a theme that runs throughout my thesis. It is intended to be read like one might view a mosaic. The narrative threads tie together by its end to tell a story that speaks to a sense of abjection and otherness many of us carry. To temper the intensity of the personal pieces , there are poems that focus more simply on place, on the physical world around us and its function in human growth.
Love, Blake, "No Invented Mystery" (2015). All Theses & Dissertations. 179.