Title

Sugar Acts

Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Committee Director

Luisa Igloria

Committee Member

Janet Peery

Committee Member

Tim Seibles

Abstract

Sugar Acts is a poetry collection which seeks to incorporate themes such as women, gender trauma, the body and its position toward and against society, identity, heritage, and colonization, topics which can be considered abstractions but have very visceral and real physical manifestations. These themes wreak havoc on the body, namely the female colonized body, and as a Puerto-Rican American woman, I am asking the question of what it means to make sense of 21st century colonialism. This thesis, then, attempts to discover the ways in which trauma resides in the body and continues to be passed on to each new generation as its own harrowing birthright

DOI

10.25776/yz4j-b329

ISBN

9780355973327

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