Date of Award
Program or Major
Master of Fine Arts
A ‘primitive streak’ is what embryologists call the stage when a developing fetus first takes shape. There appears out of clustered cells the primary axis, which will become the spine; it’s a beginning.
Thematically, these poems are concerned with beginnings—as childhood is a beginning, as is a love affair, heartbreak, death. This collection traces the journey from first childhood into those various kinds of knowledge—a daisy-chain loop that leads from arcade birthday parties to the babyhood of old age and then back to the infant state.
Ohara, Anna, "Primitive Streak" (2020). Master's Theses and Capstones. 1370.