Title

Prisonegg

Date of Award

2020

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Stonecoast

First Advisor

Katherine Larson

Second Advisor

Cate Marvin

Third Advisor

Justin Tussing

Abstract

Prisonegg is a collection of thirty-two poems centered around the duality of prisons. The poetry comments on how binaries play out in relationships, and how the binary codes of relationships can both imprison and liberate. Sonics-anaphora, rhythm, dissonance play an essential role in the construction of the poetry. The poems in this collection create an ephemeral déjà vu effect with their sounds and imagery. This manuscript is heavily influenced by a speculative/science fiction framework, with authors and poets like William Gibson, Brenda Shaughnessy, Arthur C. Clarke, and Kimiko Hahn inviting the reader to reflect on the many worlds within one human being.

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