Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Luisa A. Igloria
Benjamin Naka-Hasebe Kingsley
Never Pull an Arrow Out of a Body is a poetry collection which explores themes of ecology, religion, myth, morality, queerness, identity, and technology. These issues and their intersections often frame and inform questions regarding nature, naturalness, and natural law, which have implications in all aspects of human life. Rather than accepting norms about nature, these poems interrogate how people represent both human and ecological nature and how, in turn, such representations shape experiences of ourselves and of others. Therefore, this thesis revolves around ways in which institutions and ideologies alienate people from their own bodies and how such separation impacts our environments.
Olive, Matthew G..
"Never Pull an Arrow Out of a Body"
(2021). Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Thesis, English, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/srcp-t806
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