Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Creative Writing and Environment
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.
Rebecca Allison Justus
Justus, Rebecca Allison, "In our image" (2021). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 18523.
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