Title

In our image

Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2021

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

Major

Creative Writing and Environment

First Advisor

Charissa Menefee

Abstract

In Our Image excavates and elevates unheard voices through midrash-inspired poetry. Grounded in biblical exegesis, contemporary feminist theory, and eco-theology, this poetry collection traces themes of vision and invisibility, speech and silence, and the epistemology of math, language, and embodied experience. Women, children, trees, ice, fire, and rocks enter into conversation with psalmists, apostles, and students and teachers in academic and ecclesial settings. Poems revisit biblical texts including Genesis, Exodus, Judges, Psalms, episodes from the Gospels, and New Testament epistles, as well as contemporary events and perspectives. Through a variety of forms and techniques, including soliloquy, interior monologue, argument, dialogue, fragmentation, and intertextual interweaving, In Our Image exhorts a creative empathetic imagination and a deeper, wider listening.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-20210609-84

Copyright Owner

Rebecca Allison Justus

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

140 pages

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