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Straight Jackets, and Other Escapes
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
This thesis explores the concept of home, what it means to be at home – or not at home – in one’s nation, family, dwelling or even in one’s own body. The speakers in these poems, whether through participation, observation ...
(University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
The poems that make up this collection tend to play with what is one of the oldest concepts to exist, transition. This collection attempts to demonstrate the experiences that generate the pressures required; such as light ...
Life without my head
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-24)
This book of poems understands the human body as artifice, a device to broadcast and receive pain, even as it promises great pleasure. Here, this device is mostly female: a hyper-sexualized screensaver for a voyeuristic ...
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
This thesis is part response part exploration into the world of those fighting and losing the battle over addiction. It is meant to follow the progression of addiction, from the root causes beginning in early childhood ...
On Earth, As It Is
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
This manuscript of poems addresses the collisions of the body—what is often meant when we say intersectionality. These poems take on the politics of race, religion, gender, and history and employ the filters of persona, ...
Beneath the light: stage-bound and ankle-cuffed
the true drama lies and where the climax of the evening occurs. "An Evening of Alli Jordan" is thus a piece examining drama and the world of theatre. At what lengths will someone go to in order to have their piece of art enter the world? The poetry...
The Strangelove Ocean
This collection of poems works through a personal narrative of trauma, weaving its way in and out of discussions about religious identity in the South as well as sexuality, and explores how trauma often infiltrates all ...