Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

228

Date

2011

Date of Award

4-15-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

John Bensko

Committee Member

Heike Polster

Committee Member

Sonja Livingston

Abstract

Dark Continent is a collection of poetry centering on a concurrent chronology of the poet and a fictional character named Mandrake, who is an expression of the poet’s psychic territory. This work explores the nature of growing up in Zimbabwe, the duality of the self, the self in relation to danger, and how the self can be lost within the larger continent of the psyche. The work employs both formal and free verse structures, which serves to heighten the duality of the perception of the speaker in relation to the idea of tradition.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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