Date of Award
Program or Major
Master of Fine Arts
The poems in Bloodroot incorporate elements of memory and fiction to address themes of pretense and artifice: the staging of memory, personae as costume, childhood as performance, and the ways in which the witness choreographs her own experience. Trying on an array of personae to emphasize a constant unsettling of identity, the poems also employ temporal dialectics to create a sense of liminality and betweenness as the speaker is projected into the historical space and the historical subject is pulled into the present.
Hogan, Katie Elizabeth, "Bloodroot" (2014). Master's Theses and Capstones. 934.
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