Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Program/Concentration

Creative Writing

Committee Director

Luisa A. Igloria

Committee Member

Remica Bingham-Risher

Committee Member

Benjamin Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.25777/srcp-t806

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