Date of Award
Master of Arts
English (Creative Writing)
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.
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Anne Michele Owen
March 05, 2013
Owen, Anne Michele, "Photograph of a woman already gone" (2003). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 28.