Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Major

English (Creative Writing)

First Advisor

Katharine Whitcomb

Second Advisor

Michael Mendelson

Abstract

In Photograph of a Woman Already Gone, I explore the notion of what it means to be absent from a place, and the ways in which place captures memory. Most of these poems are written within the landscape of a house; in the house, rooms and objects evoke memory and emotion. In a sense the house speaks for its inhabitants. When a woman dies, a lover leaves, or a child disappears what is left is hi~ or her belongings, and the space he or she once inhabited. In this collection, these inanimate objects become the voices of departed characters. In order to understand the psychology of the characters, one needs to first understand the physical landscape which they inhabited.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-7548

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Anne Michele Owen

Language

en

Date Available

March 05, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

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